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 theĀ 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 practitioners, researchers and policy-makers working in the road safety and injury prevention sector.

Course delivery – 12 – 13 March 2020

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

The course will be held on our QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, running from 8.30am to 5.00pm each day.


Your course fees include a complete copy of the course notes, a copy of Austroads Guide Part 8: Treatment of Crash Locations and catering (morning and afternoon tea, and light lunches each day).

Combine our two courses

A discounted rate will apply when registering for both the Road Safety Audit: a safe system approach and the Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations courses.

Register your interest

Contact our Education & International Development Officer: or +61 7 3138 4905.