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  • : SRSO Webinar on "Occupational Safety of Drivers in Hong Kong" on 11 Mar

    SRSO NEWS

    Dear Members,

    The Society has organized a Webinar on “Occupational Safety of Drivers in Hong Kong”on 11 March 2021.  Details of the webinar are as follows:

    Date 

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    11 March 2021 (Thursday)

     

    Time

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    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

     

    Venue

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    Online with Zoom 

     

    Language

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    Cantonese

     

    Participants

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    250 maximum (on first-come-first-served basis)

     

    Speaker               

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    Dr Tony Sze, Assistant Professor

    Miss Tiantian CHEN (Nicole), a PhD graduate

     

     

    Dr Tony Sze is an assistant professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He specializes in safety analysis, injury prevention, driver behaviour, and pedestrian and bicycle safety. Tony has more than 150 research outputs, including 75 peer-reviewed journal publications. He is the editorial board members of international journals including Accident Analysis and Prevention, Safety Science, Journal of Safety Research, Travel Behaviour and Society, and Analytic Methods in Accident Research. Tony received the Best Original Paper Award from Hong Kong Medical Journal in 2010 and the Outstanding Health Promotion Project Award from Food and Health Bureau of Hong Kong Government in 2015. He has been appointed as a member of Road Safety Research Committee of Road Safety Council of the Hong Kong SAR Government since 2019.

     

    Miss Nicole Chen currently works as a senior researcher in the Center for Advances in Reliability and Safety (CAiRS) in Hong Kong Science Park. Nicole obtained her MSc degree in Environmental Health and Safety from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2015. Her research interests are safety of occupational drivers, driving simulator study, driver behaviour, and transport policy. Nicole was awarded the Best Paper Award in the 5th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety in the United Kingdom, and the (HKSAR) Government Scholarship Fund for attending the 6th International Choice Modelling Conference in Japan, both in 2019.

     

    Abstract:

     

    Safety of professional drivers is of great concern around the world, especially in the public transit-oriented cities like Hong Kong. Prevalence of traffic violation offences, fatigue driving, and aggressive driving behavior, as well as the ageing problem of occupational drivers, are the main contributory factors to the crashes involving commercial vehicles in Hong Kong. In this study, we aim to assess the safety of occupational drivers in Hong Kong from the behavioural, psychological, and empirical perspectives. First, driving performance of occupational drivers are evaluated using the driving simulator experiments. Second, attitudes of occupational drivers towards the enforcement and penalties against speeding violations are evaluated using a questionnaire survey. A stated preference survey approach is adopted to gauge the trade-off between enforcement strategies, penalty levels and speed choice of occupational drivers. Third, safety effects of the composition of commercial vehicles including taxis, public buses, light goods vehicles, and heavy goods vehicles are assessed based on the integrated traffic and crash data in Hong Kong. Overall, findings of driving simulator experiment, stated preference survey and crash data analysis are indicative to driver licensing, training and education, enforcement, and driver management strategies of the government authorities and transport operators. Therefore, safety performance of occupational drivers can be enhanced in the long term.

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    Please complete the attached reply slip and return to the Society via email srso@srso.org.hk by 8 March 2021 (Monday).  Successful application will be notified via email in due course.

    Regards,

     

    Johnny Shing

    Society of Registered Safety Officers

    Tel: 9520 3028

    Email: srso@srso.org.hk

    Website: http://www.srso.org.hk

    Correspondence Address: P.O. Box 482, Fo Tan Post Office, Fo Tan, N.T., Hong Kong.

     

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