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  • Question Revitalization of Traffic Safety Policy
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    • Study Objective
      - The purpose of this study is to help local governments implement more effective road safety policies by presenting ways of identifying and evaluating excellent cases or regions and to promote road safety as a result of the recent changes to the local government's road safety policy and system after the amendment of the Road Safety Law.
      - It is necessary to present plans to activate policies since the local governments are required to play a leading role in road safety.
    • Study Contents
      - Plans to extend the traffic administrative effects of the traffic culture index
      - Complement the road safety index of the Police Agency
      - Comparison analysis of the traffic culture index and safety index between local governments
      - Present directions that help local governments establish road safety policies
    • Expected Effects
      - Strengthened role of local governments and road administration offices in road safety
      - Enhanced road safety policies for transportation companies
  • Question Leniency Policies toward Traffic Criminals?
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    • Study Objective
      By considering the significance of the role of human factors in traffic accidents, KOTSA will present legal and systematic counter plans to encourage drivers and pedestrians to observe traffic laws and regulations by reviewing the levels of penalty for traffic offenders.
    • Study Contents
      - Literature survey on the levels of domestic/overseas penalty for traffic offenders.
      - Analysis on the penalty methods and levels for traffic offenders
      - Data gathering and analysis of traffic offense
      - Present plans to improve the penalty methods and levels for traffic offenders
    • Expected Effects
      These activities are expected to contribute to an increase in the disciplinary actions through stricter penalty laws such as criminal laws and exemption laws with regard to the handling and prevention of traffic accidents.
  • Question Suggestions for Investment in Traffic Safety Work?
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    • Study Objective
      The purpose of this study is to predict the effects of a road safety project through effect analysis of the applicable business and to set an order of priority for the investments, which will be reflected to the plans of each organization's road safety project.
    • Study Contents
      - Analyze the current project plans of each organization
      - Derive a good methodology for evaluating road safety projects
      - Set the investment priority
      - Present systematic improvement plans
    • Expected Effects
      This study is expected to contribute to the optimization of the road safety projects by presenting a reasonable investment plan.
  • Question Improvement of Provision of Advance Payment in the Act on Compensation of Traffic Damage?
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    • Study Objective
      The purpose of this study is to present appropriate improvement plans after investigating the problems with the advanced payment specified in the Automobile Accident Compensation Security Act and reviewing similar cases in other countries.
    • Main Contents
      - Review the feasibility of the advanced payment level
      - Case study on the current status of the system in other countries (Japan, USA, Europe)
      - Plans to improve the advanced payment system
    • Expected Effects
      This study is expected to contribute to building an appropriate compensation program for automobile accident victims by researching the current system's problems and improvements made in other countries.
  • Question Improvement of Affordable Auto Insurance Publication
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    • Study Objective
      The purpose of this study is to present proper improvement plans after completing researches and analyses on the background and problems of the automobile insurance's appropriate repair rate declaration system and reviewing similar cases in other countries.
    • Study Contents
      - Analysis on the actual status of the current system
      - Research on other countries' repair rates and operation status (Japan, USA, Europe)
    • Expected Effects
      This study is expected to contribute to a rational improvement in the auto insurance's appropriate repair rate.
  • Question Traffic Ethics Thesis and New Accident Indices
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    • Study Objective
      The purpose of this study is to encourage traffic ethics and promote stable traffic behaviors through the establishment of traffic ethics from a macroscopic perspective and to develop an “accident index” based on the results of a traffic psychological behavior analysis to improve road safety from a microscopic perspective.
    • Study Contents
      - Study on various relevant theories to build traffic ethics (review the macroscopic approach)
      - Develop patterns about Korean traffic behavior (review the microscopic approach)
      - Develop a “code of traffic ethics” (pedestrians, drivers, traffic service workers)
    • Expected Effects
      - Strengthened road safety awareness and voluntary observance of traffic regulations
      - Establishment of an ideal traffic community and reinforcement of traffic benefits
  • Question Better Pedestrian Environment for Elders
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    • Study Objective
      - For the last 10 years, the traffic accident death toll has dropped from 10,000 to 7,200; note, however, that the number of people older than 61 years who were involved in an auto accident has increased from 1,850 to 2,170 and the rate of senior victims has increased from 17.8% to 30.1%.
      - With the impending aging society, it is necessary to seek preventive measures for traffic accidents involving senior citizens. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the current walking environment for senior pedestrians and to present some improvement plans.
    • Study Contents
      - Analysis on traffic accidents involving senior pedestrians and their walking characteristics.
      - Analysis on the locations where senior pedestrians are habitually victimized by traffic accidents and analysis of the walking environment along major roads
      - Research on the road safety education environment for senior citizens
    • Expected Effects
      - The walking environment evaluation analysis is expected to contribute to the establishment of a policy for improving the walking environment, and to provide valuable reference data.
      - The study results are expected to be used as basic data for designating “senior safety zones” to protect the rights of senior citizens to move and walk.
  • Question A Study of Intersection Safety
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    • Study Objective
      The purpose of this study is to present improvement plans by analyzing the characteristics of intersections—where traffic accidents frequently take place—and to determine the relationship between such characteristics and traffic accidents.
    • Study Contents
      - Literature study and basic data survey on intersections (traffic accidents)
      - Pattern research on representative intersection accidents
      - Comparison analysis between intersection patterns and pedestrian safety.
      - Present improvement plans for improved crosswalk locations at the intersection and signal operation
    • Expected Effects
      This study is expected to contribute to the creation of a safer environment for pedestrians at intersections by presenting alternatives that may prevent pedestrian traffic accidents at intersections.
  • Question Commercial High-Risk Driver Management
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    • Study Objective
      Currently, commercial vehicle drivers cause deadlier traffic accidents than non-commercial drivers. Thus, the purpose of this study is to present more effective plans of controlling the drivers who are frequently involved in traffic accidents by analyzing the current status of the transportation company's control system over such drivers.
    • Study Contents
      - Analysis of the personal nature of the drivers who are frequently involved in traffic accidents and thesurrounding environment factors
      - Present plans to control the drivers who cause accidents
    • Expected Effects
      This study is expected to contribute to reinforcing the safety awareness of drivers and to prevent traffic accidents through the effective control of transportation company drivers who are frequently involved in traffic accidents.
  • Question Accident Evaluation and Management Skill Improvement
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    • Study Objective
      The purpose of this study is to prepare and introduce a pilot project for a systematic, effective accident investigation on the traffic accidents associated with loss of life, which take place on the road network under the jurisdiction of the Road and Transport Authority (RTA).
    • Study Contents
      - Analysis of the actual conditions of traffic accidents associated with loss of life, which take place on the roads under the jurisdiction of the Road and Transport Authority
      - Data collection and creation regarding traffic accidents associated with loss of life
      - Operation of a pilot accident investigation and development techniques to detect typical noncompliance factors with safety rules.
      - Development of instructions for accident investigations and development and implementation of training programs for accident investigators and analysts.
    • Expected Effects
      This study is expected to present new methods of investigating traffic accidents that are not confirmed in Article 50, Paragraph 1 of the Road Safety Act.
  • Question New Road Safety Management (Collaboration between Korea and Germany)
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    • Study Objective
      The purpose of this study is to establish effective guidelines for preventing noncompliance with the safety rules on the local roads under the jurisdiction of the local governments and to save on the cost for improvement measures by introducing the road safety diagnosis techniques implemented in an advanced traffic nation (Germany).
    • Study Contents
      - Analysis of the actual conditions and identification of the structure and characteristics of the RTA roaddata.
      - Analysis of road design procedures and selection of pilot projects
      - Design diagnosis of existing or planned transportation facilities and development of road safety diagnosisguidelines and training programs for diagnosis experts.
    • Expected Effects
      This joint study with Germany, one of the few nations to operate a continuous education system for diagnosis personnel, is expected to contribute to the establishment of a desirable road safety diagnosis system.