Traffic Research Center of Finland Ltd
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Traffic Research Center of Finland provides services mostly in the fields of traffic and transportation safety and hospital safety. Although we have been focusing on these two main fields, we are also interested other fields of safety (e.g. railways).
 
 
 
Traffic safety
 
 
Traffic Research Center of Finland conducts research projects and provides services in following areas of traffic safety. Teams working in these areas are headed by senior safety researchers who have a PhD degree in the relevant fields.
 
  1. Driver skills
  • Development of driver skill assessment systems, practices and protocols
  • Norms for skillful driving
  • Impaired driving: effects of alcohol, drugs, emotions and ageing on driving performance
  • Expertise in in-car and simulator and cognitive test based laboratory assessment
  • Driver selection
 
  1. Driver behaviors
  • Development of driving style assessment tools and protocols
  • Attitude change programs
  • Therapeutic interventions for risky driving
  • Driver selection
 
  1. Human factors in driving
  • Man-machine interaction
  • Intelligent speed adaptation systems
  • Acceptability of new technologies
  • Effects of mobile phone and other in-car devices
 
  1. Transportation economics and safety culture analysis
  • Effects of macroeconomic factors on traffic safety
  • International comparisons
  • Safety culture analysis in transportation companies
  • Transportation politics
 
  1. Driver education research
  • Basic education of novice drivers
  • Continuous education of both professionals and non-professionals
  • Driver selection
  • Driving instructor training programs
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers’ education
     
 
Hospital safety

  1. Hospital infection prevention
  • Risk analysis
  • Safety culture assessment
  • Education

 

  1. Surgical errors
  • Surgical protocols
  • Team work and communication
  • Safety culture assessment
  • Education
 
  1.  Medication errors
  • Errors among in-patients and ambulatory patients
  • Risk analysis
  • Safety culture assessment
  • Education of nurses, doctors and pharmacists