International Symposium on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users

All day
Through March 26, 2019
Empark Grand Hotel
Changsha, China

Mar. 25

International Committee


Barry Sheerman (UK)

Guoqing Hu (China)


Brian O’Neil (USA)

Christer Hyden (Sweden)

Dinesh Mohan (India)

Geetam Tiwari (India)

Helai Huang (China), Central South University

Ian Roberts (UK)

Jing Wu (China), Chinese CDC

Kavi Bhalla (USA)

Maria Isabel Gutierrez Martinez (Colombia)

Mark Stevenson (Australia)

Mathew Varghese (India)


Organising Committee


Shengyong Wang

Dinesh Mohan

Liping Li

Yan Gao



Guoqing Hu (China), Central South University

Helai Huang (China), Central South University

Hui Chen (China), Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Huiping Zhu (China), Capital Medical University

Kavi Bhalla (US), University of Chicago

Kezhi Jin (China), Fudan University

Liping Li (China), Shantou University

Jihong Zhou (China), Army Medical University

Shengyong Wang (China), Jinan University

Xiaobin Hu (China), Lanzhou University

Xujun Zhang (China), Southeast University

Xuesong Wang (China), Tongji University

Yan Gao (China), Traffic Management Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security

Yong Peng (China), Central South University



I am delighted that our Independent Council for Road Safety International (ICoRSI) meeting in China marks the third year since a small group of us saw the urgent need for better communication and action globally in the field of road casualty research.

The small band who met in Budapest and then grew in Paris, now meet in Changsha, China. Sadly, the turmoil in UK politics and the crucial Brexit votes mean I cannot be with you this time, and I apologise profusely for this.

We launched ICORSI because we are convinced that the struggle to tackle the great epidemic of our times, road deaths and serious injuries, can only be tackled by good laws based on high quality research, which are then fairly and firmly enforced.

We were deeply concerned that in recent years some centres of research had declined or disappeared and that we needed more national and regional research hubs in the transport safety sector. In addition, we worried that existing researchers were unaware of their colleagues working in other parts of the world and we were determined to identify all researchers and link them in a supportive manner. The politicians amongst us particularly understood that excellent research requires proper funding from diverse sources of finance.

In two years we have made much progress and identified many new researchers, many from diverse interesting backgrounds and cultures. We are now working with many organisations to highlight not only our existence and the valuable role that research play. It is clear to all of us working for a dramatic reduction in road deaths that we need the best possible data. The data collectors, national and regional governments, the police and health sectors must be empowered to know where accidents occur to plan sensible accident reduction policies. Good data, excellent research and proper public health education are of fundamental importance to our work. My job as a mere politician is to try to harness this good science and link it with a passion that will lead to good legislation and regulation to deliver the casualty reduction we so desperately need.

ICoRSI has enormous potential but our driving objective is to tackle the 1.4 million killed on the roads each year and reduce the ten times that number who are seriously injured. I know, that working together we can continue to go from strength to strength. As a starter for priority activity now we can focus on six priorities, use of seatbelts, cars satisfying latest crashworthiness standards, helmet use by two-wheeler riders, daytime headlamp use by motorcyclists, speed control and control of driving under the influence of alcohol. Have a brilliant seminar and great discussion in Changsha.

Barry Sheerman MP

Chairperson ICoRSI



08:30 Registration


VIP Conference Room#

Monday 25 March

Moderator: Professor Guoqing Hu

09:00 Welcome Professor Guoqing Hu

09:05 Introduction to Symposium by Director ICoRSI Professor Dinesh Mohan

09:15 Address by Vice Director of Hunan Health Commission Professor Luxi Yi

09:25 Address by Vice President of CSU Professor Kechao Zhou

09:40 Address by Chairperson ICORSI Mr. Barry Sheerman

09:45 Group photograph

10:00 Tea/Coffee Break


VIP Conference Room Monday 25 March

Chair: Professor Liping Li

10:30 Trend in Transport Injury Incidence and Mortality for Old Adults Aged 65+ in BRICS, 2008-2017 Jing Wu 1*

10:55 Analysis on the Long-Term Trend of Road Traffic Injury and Its Leading Factors in China Shengyong Wang 2

11:20 Managing Change in Driving Behaviour for Creating Safe Community by Students Sittha Jaensirisak, Paramet Luathep Thaned Satiennam, Tuenjai Fukuda 3

11:35 The Diffusion Mechanism of Road Safety, From Traffic Education / Traffic Enforcement / Discussion on Traffic Engineering Tai-Shen Yin, Titan Cheng Yin 4

11:50 Multiple Influences on Children's Street-Crossing Behavior In a VR Environment Huarong Wang, Zhan Gaob, Ting Shen, Fei Li, Jie Xu, David C Schwebel 5

12:05 Driver Education – How Effective? Brian O'Neill 6

12:30 Lunch


VIP Conference Room

Monday 25 March

Chair: Professor Mark Stevenson

13:15 The Short-Term Intervention Effect on Kindergarten Children Using CRS Liping Li and Huiqian Lei 7

13:40 Improvement of Traffic Safety at School Zones: Engineering and Operational Countermeasures Md Hasibur Rahman, Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Jaeyoung Lee and Md. Sharikur Rahman 8

13:55 Mobile Application for Mapping Hazardous Locations in Thailand: Case of ATRANS Safety Map Paramet Luathep, Sittha Jaensirisak and Tuenjai Fukuda 9

14:10 Determinants of Congestion Caused By a Traffic Accident in Urban Road Networks Zhenjie Zheng, Zhengli Wang and Hai Jiang 10

14:25 Investigating Varying Effect of Road-Level Factors on Crash Frequency Across Regions: A Bayesian Hierarchical Random Parameter Modeling Approach Chunyang Han, Helai Huang, Jaeyoung Lee and Jie Wang 11

14:40 Driver Physiology and Behavior Differences During Perpendicular Parking: A Real Vehicle Experiment Weihua Zhang, Qian Chen, Zhongxiang Feng, Jinbiao Gu and Kun Wang 12

14:55 Progress in Pedestrian Safety Research Geetam Tiwari 13


Tea/Coffee Break


VIP Conference Room

Monday 25 March

Chair: Professor Jing Wu

15:50 China Powered-Two-Wheeler(PTW)Accident Investigation and Analysis Yong Chen 14

16:15 Second Thoughts on Safety-in-Numbers Phenomenon: Counterevidence from an Area with Low Pedestrian Activities Jaeyoung Lee, Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Pengpeng Xu and Yaobang Gong 15

16:30 Risk Perception and Responsibility Attribution Concerning Pedestrian-Vehicle Crashes Among Children, Adolescents and Young Adults In China Yue Wu, Sophie Yu, Sylvie Mrug, Huarong Wang, Scarlett Ridley, Guoqing Hu and David C. Schwebel 16

16:45 Empirical Analysis of Expressway Long Tunnels Using a Seven-Zone Analytic Approach Amjad Pervez, Jie Wang and Helai Huang 17

17:00 Analysis on Curative Expenditure on Child Injury in Northwest China: Based on SHA 2011 Zhuoma Dawa, Miao Miao, Qian Ding, Lili Ma, Meitao Zhao, Lei Qi, Yuan Chen and Xiaobin Hu 18

17:15 Urban Planning Approach for Road Safety Hermann Knoflacher 19

17:40 Close

18:00 Conference dinner


VIP Conference Room

Tuesday 26 March

Chair: Professor K. N. Jha

08:30 China’s Progress in Reducing Road Traffic Mortality: An Analysis of National Surveillance Guoqing Hu 20

08:55 The Effect of Zonal Factors in Estimating Crash Risks by Transportation Modes: Motor Vehicle, Bicycle and Pedestrian Jie Wang and Helai Huang 21

09:10 Application of Accident Data in the Development of Autonomous Vehicles Fan Li, Shiwei Tian and Yicheng Jiang 22

09:25 Analysis of the Injury Risk for Elderly Drivers' Accident Based on Improved Decision Tree Algorithm Qilu Fang, Weijie Wang, Yingshuai Li and Xuanting Shen 23

09:40 Simulation and Analysis of kinematic Parameters of Vehicle Offset and Rear End Accident Wenhui Zhang, Yulong Pei, Yongmin Su, Shurui Sun, Qiuying Yu, Hehe Song and Hangxian Shen 24

09:55 Improve Traffic Death Statistics in China Helai Huang, Fangrong Chang, David C. Schwebel, Peishan Ning, Peixia Cheng and Guoqing Hu 25

10:10 Road Safety in Urban Areas: Understanding the Complex City Mark Stevenson 26

10:35 Tea/Coffee Break


VIP Conference Room

Tuesday 26 March

Chair: Professor Yong Peng

11:00 Building Road Safety Institutions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: The Case of Argentina Kavi Bhalla 27

11:25 Exploring Factors Affecting Motorcycle Crash Severity in Ghana Using Multinomial Logit Regression Model Lukuman Wahab, and Haobin Jiang 28

11:40 Impact of pillion passengers of motorcycle crashes Qianyi Zhang and Helai Huang 29

11:55 Characteristic Analysis of ghe Motorized Two-Wheeler Collisions In County Areas Based on Real World Accident Data in China Xinghua Wang, Yong Peng and Lin Hu 30

12:10 The Patterns of Riding Behaviors of Non-motor Vehicle in a District in Shanghai Bingbing Zhu, Yujie Wang, Ya Wang, Yi Li, Chaoqi Wu and Kezhi Jin 31

12:25 Motorised Two-Wheeler Mobility and Safety: Past, Present and Future María Isabel Gutiérrez Martinez 32

12:50 Lunch


VIP Conference Room

Tuesday 26 March

Chair: Professor Kezhi Jin

14:00 Trauma Care: A Continuum of Care Mathew Varghese 33

14:25 Whose City? Securing the Rights of Pedestrians in Urban India Girish Agrawal 34

14:40 Unsafe Riding Behaviours of Shared-Bicycle Riders In Urban China: A Retrospective Survey Xiaolin Wu, Wangxin Xiao, Conghui Deng, David C. Schwebel and Guoqing Hu 35

14:55 Road Traffic Accident Patterns in two District of Shanghai From 2010 to 2012 Ya Wang, Xiuqin Chen,Jiali Ying, Shen Yang, Tao Lin and Kezhi Jin 36

15:10 Investigation of Drivers' Preference and Choice for the Content and Format of Variable Message Signs Wenjing Zhao, Helai Huang and Zaining Li 37

15:25 Driving Anger Among Professional and Non-Professional Drivers In China Gaoqiang Fei, Xujun Zhang, Xinyu Li, Liuwei Gao, Yixi Zhou 38

15:40 Effective Police Enforcement: What Works Dinesh Mohan 39

16:05 Tea/Coffee Break


VIP Conference Room

Tuesday 26 March

Moderator: Professor Geetam Tiwari

16:30 Address by Vice Direct of International Office, CSU Helai Huang

16:45 Way forward and future directions Geetam Tiwari

17:05 Vote of Thanks Kavi Bhalla, Secretary ICoRSI & Chinese Committee member

17:20 Close


Independent Council for Road Safety International (ICoRSI)


The implementation of effective strategies for the prevention of road traffic deaths and injuries is a global health priority and consistent with the goal of environmental sustainability. With the ultimate goal of eliminating all deaths and disabilities related to mobility, ICoRSI envisions a comprehensive and rigorous scientific evaluation of all mobility related policies and encourages promotion of evidence-based safety interventions.

Keeping this vision in mind we believe that road safety and sustainable mobility policies should be based on sound analyses of road safety data and scientifically robust evaluations of road safety interventions. ICoRSI recognises that the field of safety is an area that involves expertise from several sectors including those from the engineering, planning, architecture, epidemiology, economics, statistics, medicine, environmental sciences and the social sciences. The Council therefore draws from the experience, knowledge and the expertise of experts from many of these areas, so that recommendations from the Council are broad based and are socially, economically and scientifically acceptable.

ICoRSI maintains its independence by not accepting funding that could in any way compromise the integrity of the organization or the individual members.


Existing scientific knowledge on road safety can save thousands of lives globally. However, lack of awareness of this knowledge and experience among politicians, policy makers, NGOs, development and donor agencies can lead to adoption of practices that are not only ineffective but in some instances could lead to an increase in deaths and injuries. ICoRSI hopes to provide decision makers and practitioners with scientifically based information and advice to help save lives and prevent disabilities. There is an urgent need to ensure that the road safety activities of local, national, and international institutions prioritize the most important issues that threaten the safety and wellbeing of society.

Decision makers need to be provided with independent and unbiased advice on what is known from decades of safety research, as well as guidance on the expected effects of emerging technologies that could potentially be game changers. Wherever and whenever required ICORSI hopes to generate scientific evidence for safety in transportation through independent research and reviews conducted by members or their associates or partners.

The Independent Council for Road Safety International is a not-for profit organization that provides independent authoritative advice on global road safety policies by road safety scientists that have no financial conflicts of interest. In summary ICoRSI aims to:

  • Provide rapid, independent and evidence-based information on road safety policy and practice to policy makers and the public.
  • Strengthen the capacity of safety professionals and policy makers to understand existing evidence and undertake new research.
  • Facilitate capacity building for safety professionals and policy makers in the field of transportation safety.