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MPL503 Road Safety and Best Practice

DESCRIPTION 

Driving and road use is a significant part of human life and business. Many people rely on private road transport for work and recreation. Trucks deliver our produce and consumer goods. However, dangerous road use causes considerable harm. This unit examines successful road safety strategies and measures such as road design, traffic rules, and speed management to ensure best practices in reducing road trauma in urban, regional and remote communities. The aim of the unit is to assist students in developing best practice road safety policy. 


RELEVANT COURSES 

Master of Police Leadership 

Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership 

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership 

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership (Cybersecurity)


*core unit 

This unit is in the Master of Police Leadership specialisation in Traditional Policing


CREDIT POINTS 

10 


DELIVERY MODES 

On campus 

Online 

Mixed mode 


PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE

MPL400 Advanced Policing and Essential Services 


UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

ULO1 Clearly define and discuss road safety and best practices in a range of contexts

ULO2 Demonstrate advanced knowledge of key terms and concepts in defined areas of road safety and best practices

ULO3 Critically analyse and communicate the contextual influences, challenges and strategies for workplace policing and determine strategies for road safety and best practices 

ULO4 Develop a strategic leadership approach to solving complex advanced road safety problems

ULO5 Demonstrate the application of advanced skills in leadership and personnel development for road safety and best practices 


CONTENT 

  • Policy frameworks

  • Vehicle and driver safety

  • Road infrastructure safety

  • Enforcement of traffic law

  • Data collection and analysis

  • Best practice from other policy areas


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Case Study – 20% 

  2. Creative Presentation – 40% 

  3. Best Practice Report – 40% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 


Check with the lecturer each semester before purchasing any textbooks.

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