Research in this field covers mainly the following topics: Road safety evaluations, meta-analysis, crash prediction models, driver behavior models, as well as evaluations of road safety policy, including cost-benefit analysis of road safety measures.
An important activity is the continuous updating of the Handbook of Road Safety Measures which describes effects of more than 140 road safety measures, mainly based on meta-analysis.
Road safety evaluations are being conducted for all kinds of measures. Crash prediction models are important especially in before-after studies and evaluations of road measures. Driver behavior models are essential especially in evaluations of driver and vehicle related measures.
Evaluations of road safety policy are being conducted with the help of cost-benefit analyses, as well as risk calculations and scenarios for future trends in road safety.