UCT researcher making SA roads safer

19 March 2014

University of Cape Town researcher Dr Rahul Jobanputra on Tuesday said microsimulation modelling was emerging as a promising method of developing ways of reducing South Africa’s high road fatalities.

The model, which enabled an investigation of pedestrian-vehicle and infrastructure interaction, could be used as a comparative method of analysing road safety risk for various types of infrastructure and engineering countermeasures.

“The techniques presented in my research can be used by practitioners and decision-makers to help them audit or assess infrastructure, either at the feasibility stage or post-crash,” Jobanputra explained.

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