18 December 2019 – The Centre for Transport Research (CfTR) of Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) conducted a series of workshops for the relevant end users from Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), and Brunei Insurance and Takaful Association (BITA).

The workshops were organised as part of a research project entitled ‘Road Accident Data Development and Enhancement (RADED)’. This project was awarded to CfTR by the National Road Safety Council Brunei Darussalam (MKKJR) in July 2019 with a research duration of one year. The project’s co-principal investigators were Dr. Tan Soon Jian, Director of CfTR and Dr. Wida Susanty binti Haji Suhaili; Assistant Professor from School of Computing and Informatics, UTB.

The research project aims to study and enhance the Road Traffic Accident (RTA) data collection process, and to design a prototype, computerised RTA system for Brunei. It is envisioned that the outcomes will help to improve the RTA statistics and data analytics in the country so that more focused and evidence-based interventions could be undertaken to improve the road safety in Brunei.

The RADED End-User Training workshops led by Dr. Wida Susanty are delivered at the Engineering Computer Lab, UTB. Sixty-two participants from the RBPF attended the workshops on 16 and 17 December 2019 respectively, while workshops on 19 December 2019 and 6 January 2020 are expected to be attended by twenty-three participants from BITA.

The workshops aimed to familiarise the participants with the new RADED system, including the system overview, purpose, workflow, user interface, data entry and report generation.

CfTR was established to contribute the growth of research activities at the University and to support policy and strategy development through research-generated evidence, data and recommendations. The role of the centre is to carry out interdisciplinary research in the field of transport and complement the national transport plans and strategic directions.

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