Treatment of Crash Locations (TOCL)

Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations

This two-day course will give you the skills to conduct a black spot treatment exercise, and how to use a road safety engineering toolkit to identify road safety problems and select suitable countermeasures.

This course is based on the Austroads Guide to Road Safety, Part 8: Treatment of Crash Locations, and incorporates the Safe System approach.

Course outline

This course will cover:

  • an introduction to a systematic process of identifying black spots
  • diagnosing safety issues
  • designing countermeasures
  • conducting an economic appraisal
  • assessing the effectiveness of an implemented countermeasure through monitoring and evaluation.

Build an understanding of the principles of the human factors of traffic behaviour within the Safe System approach. The course covers how to apply these to the design and effectiveness of road safety and injury prevention interventions that target human behaviour.


Associate Professor

Md. Shimul Haque

Dr Mark King Etiene La Grange

Who should participate?

Road safety practictioners, researchers and policy-makers working in the road safety and injury prevention.

Course delivery: 12 – 13 March 2020.

Registrations for this course will open in mid-2019; to register your interest and receive updates, please contact

Where: QUT Kelvin Grove campus
Thursday 14 March 8.30am to 5.00pm
Friday 15 March 8.30am to 4.00pm


Fees include:

  • course notes
  • catering (morning and afternoon tea, and light lunches each day)

Includes a copy of Austroads Guide Part 8: Treatment of Crash Locations

Combine our two courses: A discounted rate will apply when registering for both the Road Safety Audit and Treatment of Crash Locations courses).


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