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Road transport and safety officer

Description

Road safety officers work in the field of mobility and deal with all of the safety elements that can be found in urban spaces. In cities, pedestrians coexist and share spaces with different modes of transport (cars, lorries, bicycles) and facilities (commercial, transport, leisure) which make the distribution of elements and the design of space extremely important.

The tasks involved in this occupation are preventive in nature, in other words, officers act to avoid accidents or traffic-related incidents on roads and deal with issues that arise in cities on a day-to-day basis. Furthermore, it is possible to work either for the Government or for services companies and these professionals may sometimes be required to work alongside road traffic and accident investigators.

Tasks

  • Identify and analyse accident black spots. Accident black spots are locations where a high number of accidents take place. Specialists are responsible for locating these and drawing up a series of proposals to eliminate them, or applying corrective measures.
  • Analyse high-risk groups. High-risk groups are groups of people who share certain common features which make them particularly vulnerable to accidents on roads, such as, for example, young people, the elderly and drinkers. Specialists identify these groups and their features and propose actions to reduce their vulnerability.
  • Draft specific reports on roads. The Government, individuals or companies may ask specialists to draw up reports about particular elements, general issues or specific situations in the context of roads. This may include, for example, analysing road signs (whether these are correct, insufficient or poor), studying parking issues, etc.
  • Help to manage public transport. Specialists audit the operation of public transport services, analysing traffic flows, determining routes, stops and parking areas for buses, taxis and other road-based public transport services.
  • Investigate traffic problems associated with their spaces. In conjunction with accident investigators, analyse problems associated with transport, activities and facilities in the spaces for which they are responsible.
  • Draw up road safety plans. Safety plans determine the road safety targets for particular spaces, following an analysis of the current situation. Define strategies to be followed and specific actions to be implemented.
  • Audit road spaces to test the effectiveness of safety elements. As part of these audits, they analyse the situation of roads, i.e., the different safety elements found in the space, including road signs, pedestrian comfort, the location of urban elements, analysing roads, accessibility, condition, noise and pollution levels associated with the use of cars, etc; in order to ensure that the space does not present risks for the people using it. For example, they ensure that pavement elements do not obstruct the vision of drivers. Similarly, the propose changes to roads in order to improve safety.

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