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Tom Brijs, Ph.D.
Professor
Programme manager Road Safety Research
Transportation Research Institute (IMOB)
Hasselt University
Wetenschapspark 5 | bus 6
B-3590 Diepenbeek | BELGIUM
email: tom.brijs@uhasselt.be
 
Tel: +32-11-26.91.55
Fax: +32-11-26.91.99

Research Interests

Road safety, Traffic accident modelling, Driving simulation, Driver behavior

Scientific review activities

Accident Analysis and Prevention, Safety Science, Transport Policy, Advances in Transportation Studies

A Selection of Audiovisual Media Coverage

1.    The usage and risks of smartphone in the car (Telefacts-VTM) (17/09/2013)

2.    Driving and distraction: Kijk Uit (VRT) (16/03/2013)

3.    Driving assessment of elderly using IMOB’s driving simulator (08/11/2012)

4.    Speed humps: a curse or a blessing? (03/10/2012)

5.    Texting and driving: is it as bad as driving under the influence of alcohol? (05/09/2012)

6.    Cooperation between IMOB and the Jessa Hospital in Hasselt to assess the driving abilities of elderly in a driving simulator (22/06/2011)

7.    The dangers of using a mobile phone in the car (11/05/2011)

8.    Development of a traffic sign simulator and its use to test signing and marking for the road construction works at the Vilvoorde Viaduct. (be patient, it takes some time to load)

9.    Launch of the traffic sign simulator in the presence of the Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works

10. Long and heavy vehicles on Flemish roads?

Selection of Recent Peer Reviewed Journal Publications  (for the full list of publications click here)

De Pauw E., Daniels S., Thierie M., and Brijs T. (2013), Safety effects of reducing the speed limit from 90 km/h to 70 km/h. Accepted: Accident Analysis and Prevention. Impact score: 1.867.

 

Devos H., Brijs T., Alders G., Wets G., and Feys P. (2013), Driving performance in persons with mild to moderate symptoms of multiple sclerosis. In: Disability & Rehabilitation, Vol. 35(16), pp. 1387-1393. Impact score: 1.498.

 

Pirdavani A., Brijs T., Bellemans T., Kochan B., and Wets G. (2013), Evaluating the road safety effects of a fuel cost increase measure by means of zonal crash prediction modeling. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 50, pp. 186-195. Impact score: 1.867

 

Shen Y., Hermans E., Brijs T., Wets G., and Vanhoof K. (2012), Road safety risk evaluation and target setting using data envelopment analysis and its extensions. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 48, special issue, pp. 430-441. Impact score: 1.867.

 

Shen Y. Ruan D., Hermans E., Brijs T., Wets G., and Vanhoof K. (2011), Sustainable road transport in the European Union: changes in undesirable impacts. In: Transportation Research Record Vol. 2242, pp. 37-44. Impact score: 0.482.

 

Jongen E.M.M., Brijs K., Mollu K., Brijs T., and Wets G. (2011), 70 km/h Speed Limits on Former 90 km/h Roads: Effects of Sign Repetition and Distraction on Speed. In: Human Factors, Vol. 53(6), pp. 771-785. Impact score: 1.373.

 

Brijs K., Daniels S., Brijs T., and Wets G. (2011), An experimental approach towards the evaluation of a seat belt campaign with an inside view on the psychology behind seat belt use. In: Transportation Research part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Vol. 14(6), pp. 600-613. Impact score: 1.534.

 

Jongen E.M.M., Brijs K., Komlos M., Brijs T., and Wets G. (2011), Inhibitory control and reward predict risky driving in young novice drivers – a simulator study. In: Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 20(2011), pp. 604-612. ISSN: 1877-0428.

 

Pirdavani A., Brijs T., Bellemans T., and Wets G. (2011), Trave time evaluation of a U-turn facility : comparison with a conventional signalized intersection. In: Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2223, pp. 26-33. Impact score: 0.482.

 

Shen Y., Hermans E., Ruan D., Wets G., Brijs T., and Vanhoof K. (2011), A generalized multiple layer data envelopment analysis model for hierarchical structure assessment: A case study in road safety performance evaluation. In: Expert Systems with Applications. Vol. 38, pp. 15262 – 15272. Impact score: 1.924.

 

Daniels S., Brijs T., Nuyts E., and Wets G. (2011), Extended prediction models for crashes at roundabouts. In: Safety Science. Vol. 49(2), pp. 198-207. Impact score: 1.220.

 

Shen Y., Hermans E., Ruan D., Wets G., Brijs T., and Vanhoof K. (2010), Evaluating trauma management performance in Europe: a multi-layer data envelopment analysis model. In: Transportation Research Record, Issue: 2148, pp. 69-75. Impact score: 0.298.

 

Daniels S., Brijs T., and Keunen D. (2010), Official reporting and newspaper coverage of road crashes: a case study. In: Safety Science, Vol. 48(10), pp. 1469-1476. Impact score: 1.220.

 

Daniels S., Brijs T., Nuyts E., and Wets G. (2010), Externality of risk and crash severity at roundabouts. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 42(6), pp. 1966-1973. Impact score: 1.963

 

Daniels S., Vanrie J., Dreesen A., and Brijs T. (2010), Additional road markings as an indication of speed limits: results of a field experiment and a driving simulator study. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 42(3), pp. 953-960. Impact score: 1.963

 

Pirdavani, A., Brijs, T., Bellemans, T., and Wets, G. (2010), Evaluation of Traffic Safety at Un-signalized Intersections Using Microsimulation: A Utilization of Proximal Safety Indicators. In: Advances in Transportation Studies an international journal – Section A, Vol. 22, pp 43-50.

 

Daniels, S., Brijs, T., Nuyts, E., Wets, G. (2010). Explaining variation in safety performance of roundabouts. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 47(2), pp 393-402.  Impact factor: 1.963

 

Pirdavani, A., Brijs, T., Wets, G., Vanhoof, K. (2010). A multiple criteria decision making approach for prioritizing accident hotspots in the absence of crash data. In: Transport Reviews. Vol. 30(1), pp. 97-113. Impact factor: 0.819

 

Hermans, E., Ruan, D., Brijs, T., Wets, G. (2010), Road Safety Risk Evaluation by means of Ordered Weighted Averaging Operators and Expert Knowledge. In: Knowledge Based Systems. Vol. 23(1), pp. 48-52. Impact factor: 0.924

 

Shen, Y., Li, T., Hermans, E., Ruan, D., Wets, G., Vanhoof, K., Brijs, T. (2009), A hybrid system of neural networks and rough sets for road safety performance indicators. In: Soft Computing – A Fusion of Foundations, Methodologies and Applications. Vol. 14(12), pp. 1255-1263. Impact factor: 0.984

 

Vanlaar, W., Mayhew, D., Marcoux, K., Wets, G., Brijs, T., Shope, J. (2009). An evaluation of graduated driver licensing programs in North America using a metaanalytic approach. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 41(5), pp. 1104-1111. Impact factor: 1.963

 

Sann S., Sok S., Brijs T., and De Jong M. (2009), Sociological analysis of the road safety situation in Cambodia: historical, cultural and political aspects.  In: Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, Vol. 79, pp. 83-90.

 

Daniels S., Brijs T., Nuyts E., Wets G. (2009). Injury crashes with bicyclists at roundabouts: influence of some location characteristics and the design of cycle facilities. In: Journal of Safety Research. Vol. 40(2), pp. 141-148 Impact score: 0.835.

 

Hermans E., Brijs T., Wets G., and Vanhoof K. (2009), Benchmarking road safety: lessons to learn from a data envelopment analysis. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 41(1), pp. 174-182. Impact score: 1.587

Brijs T., Karlis D., and Wets G. (2008), Studying the effect of weather conditions on daily crash counts using a discrete time series model. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 40(3), pp. 1180-1190. Impact score: 1.587

Zhang L., Chen G., Brijs T., and Zhang X. (2008), Discovering during-temporal patterns (DTPs) in large temporal databases. In: Expert Systems with Applications. Vol. 34(2), pp. 1178-1189. Impact score: 0.957.

Brijs T., Karlis D., Van den Bossche F., and Wets G. (2007), A Bayesian model for ranking hazardous road sites. In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society –series A. Vol 170, pp 1-17. Impact score: 1.075

Vlassenroot S., Broekx S., De Mol J., Brijs T., and Wets G. (2007), Driving with intelligent speed adaptation: final results of the Belgian ISA-trial. In: Transportation Research A. Vol. 41(3), pp. 267-279. Impact score: 1.634.

Van den Bossche F., Wets G., and Brijs T. (2007), Analysis of road risk by age and gender category: time series approach. In: Transportation Research Record. Vol. 2019, pp. 7-14. Impact score: 0.145.

Brijs T., Karlis D., Van den Bossche F., and Wets G. (2006), A model for identifying and ranking dangerous accident locations: a case-study in Flanders. In: Statistica Neerlandica. Vol. 60(4), pp. 457-476. Impact score: 0.623

Brijs T., Wets G., Krimpenfort R., and Offermans C. (2006), The impact of hourly measured speed on accident risk in the Netherlands: results from an exploratory study using GIS. In: Transportation Research Record. Vol. 1972, pp. 85-93. Impact score: 0.145.

 

A Selection of Recent Peer reviewed Conference Publications

Wilmots B., Hermans E., Brijs T., and Wets G. (2013). The effect of speed control with a mobile radar with or without an advance warning sign: a statistical analysis on speeding behavior. Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

Vanhout K., Brijs T., Daniels S., Hermans E., and Wets G. (2013). Predicting Road Casualties in Flanders in Relation to an Aging Population: Combining Decomposition and Disaggregation. Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

Ross V., Jongen E., Wang W., Brijs T., Brijs K., Ruiter R., and Wets G. (2013). Does Working Memory Capacity Offer Protection to Driving Performance when Working Memory Load Increases? Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

Deceunynck T., Polders E., Daniels S., Hermans E., Brijs T., and Wets G (2013). Road Safety Differences between Priority-Controlled Intersections and Right-Hand Priority Intersections: A Behavioral Analysis of Vehicle-Vehicle Interactions. Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

De Pauw E., Daniels S., Brijs T., Hermans E., and Wets G. (2013). The Magnitude of the Regression to the Mean Effect in Traffic Crashes. Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

Arien C., Cornu J., Brijs K., Brijs T., Vanroelen G., and Wets G. (2013). Measuring the Impact of Digital Information Displays on Speed: A Driving Simulator Study. Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

Shen Y., Hermans E., Brijs T., and Wets G. (2013). Road Safety Development in Europe: A Decade of Changes (2001-2010). Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

De Pauw E., Daniels S., Brijs T., Hermans E., and Wets G. (2013). Safety Effects of Red Light Cameras in Flanders- Belgium: An Empirical Evaluation. Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

De Pauw E., Daniels S., Brijs T., Hermans E., and Wets G. (2013). Redesigning Black Spots in Traffic: An Effect Evaluation. Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

Pirdavani A., Brijs T., Bellemans T., Kochan B., and Wets G. (2013). Assessing Impacts of Teleworking Policy on Crash Occurrence: Case of Flanders, Belgium. Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

Pirdavani A., Brijs T., Bellemans T., and Wets G. (2013). Spatial Analysis of Fatal and Injury Crashes in Flanders, Belgium: Application of Geographically Weighted Regression Technique. Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

Carpentier A., Wang W., Jongen E., Hermans E., and Brijs T. (2013). Training Hazard Perception of Young Novice Drivers - A Driving Simulator Study. Accepted: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

Pirdavani A., Brijs T., Bellemans T., Kochan B., and Wets G. (2012). Developing Zonal Crash Prediction Models with a Focus on Application of Different Exposure Measures. In: Electronic Proceedings of the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2012.

Pirdavani A., Brijs T., Bellemans T., Kochan B., and Wets G. (2012). Application of Zonal Crash Prediction Models in Traffic Safety Evaluation of a Fuel-Cost Increase Scenario Using an Activity-Based Transportation Model. In: Electronic Proceedings of the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2012.

Jongen E.M.M., Brijs T., Brijs K., Lutin M., Cattersel M., and Wets G. (2012). The relation between visual attention and specific measures of simulated driving in older drivers. In: Electronic Proceedings of the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2012.

Jongen E.M.M., Ross V., Brijs T., Ruiter R., Brijs K., Komlos M., and Wets G. (2012). The relation between executive functioning and risky driving in young novice drivers. In: Electronic Proceedings of the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2012.

Arien C., Brijs K., Ceulemans W., Jongen E.M.M., Daniels S., Brijs T., and Wets G. (2012). The effect of pavement markings on driving behavior in curves: a driving simulator study. In: Electronic Proceedings of the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2012.

Jongen, E.M.M., Brijs, K., Komlos, M., Brijs, T., & Wets, G. (2011). A driving simulator study on the effects of reward sensitivity and response inhibition on risky driving behavior in adolescents. Submitted for presentation at: the 14th European Working Group on Transportation Meeting & 26th Mini-EURO Conference, special session on the use of traffic simulators in traffic safety and operational analysis. Poznan, Poland.  September 6-9, 2011.

Arien, C., Jongen, E.M.M., Brijs, K., Brijs, T., & Wets, G. (2011). The impact of traffic calming measures on driving behavior and mental workload in urban areas: a simulator study on the role of gate constructions and slight curves. Submitted for presentation at: the 3rd International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. September 14-16, 2011.

Jongen, E.M.M., Brijs, K., Komlos, M., Brijs, T., & Wets, G. (2011). Inhibitory control and reward predict risky driving in adolescents – a simulator study. Submitted for presentation at: the 6th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Olympic Valley — Lake Tahoe, California, USA. June 27-30, 2011

Shen Y., Ruan D., Brijs T., Hermans E., and Wets G. (2011). Changes in Undesirable Impacts on Sustainable Road Transport- A DEA-Based Malmquist Productivity Index Approach. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C. (USA), January 23-27, 2011.

Pirdavani A., Brijs T., Bellemans T., and Wets G. (2011). Travel Time Evaluation of a U-Turn Facility and Its Comparison with a Conventional Signalized Intersection. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C. (USA), January 23-27, 2011.

SHEN, Yongjun; HERMANS, Elke; RUAN, Da; BRIJS, Tom; WETS, Geert & VANHOOF, Koen (2011). Data envelopment analysis in road safety: Model building considerations. In: The proceedings of the 12th congress of the French National Society of Operations Research and Decision Science.

Jongen E., Brijs K., Mollu K., Brijs T., and Wets G. (2011). Implementing a 70kph speed limit on a former 90kph regional road: A simulator study on the role of sign configuration and distraction. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington D.C. (USA), January 23-27, 2011.

Shen Y., Hermans E., Brijs T., Ruan D., Wets G., and Vanhoof K. (2010), Road safety evaluation and target setting using data envelopment analysis. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 15th International Conference on Road Safety on 4 Continents, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), March 28-30, 2010.

Hermans E., Brijs T., and Wets G. (2010), Bringing Structure into Road Safety Evaluation: A Hierarchy of
Indicators. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 15th International Conference on Road Safety on 4 Continents, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), March 28-30, 2010.

Wilmots B., Hermans E., Brijs T., and Wets G. (2010), Setting up an indicator system for monitoring road safety using the road safety target hierarchy. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 15th International Conference on Road Safety on 4 Continents, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), March 28-30, 2010.

Shen Y., Hermans E., Ruan D., Wets G., Brijs T., Vanhoof K. (2010), Evaluating trauma management performance in Europe. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 10-14, 2010.

Daniels S., Brijs T., Keunen D. (2010), Official reporting and newspaper coverage of road accidents: a case study. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 10-14, 2010.

Brijs K., Daniels S., Brijs T., Wets G. (2010), An experimental approach towards the evaluation of a seat belt campaign with an inside view on the psychology behind seat belt use. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 10-14, 2010.

Tormans H., Janssens D., Brijs T., Wets G. (2010), Context and development of an instrument for quality assessment and guidance for local road safety policymaking in Flanders. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 10-14, 2010.

Pirdavani A., Brijs T., Bellemans T., Wets G. (2010), Multiple criterion decision-making approach for prioritizing accident hotspots in developing countries in the absence of crash data. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 10-14, 2010.

Brijs K., Jongen E., Wets G., Brijs T. (2010), Sequential advanced guide signing for work zone related rerouting on highways: the effect of longitudinal location on the driver’s trajectory control. In: Electronic Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 10-14, 2010.

Pirdavani A., Brijs T., Bellemans T., Wets G. (2009), Evaluation of Traffic Safety at Unsignalized Intersections Using Microsimulation: A Utilization of Proximal Safety Indicators. In: Electronic Proceedings of the Road Safety and Simulation Conference, Paris, France, October 5-7, 2009.

Moons E., Faes C., Brijs T. (2009), Spatial risk assessment in traffic safety on urban roads. In: Proceedings of the 57th International Statistical Institute, Durban, South Africa, August 16-22.

Moons E., Faes C., Brijs T. (2009), Risk assessment in traffic safety. In: Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings, Washington D.C., USA, August 1-6, 2009.

Moons E., Faes C., Brijs T. (2009), Spatial modelling of risk in traffic safety on the road network. In: Electronic proceedings of the 37th European Transport Conference, October 5-7, Leeuwenhorst, The Netherlands.

Vanlaar W., Mayhew D., Marcoux K., Wets G., Brijs T., and Shope J. (2009). An evaluation of graduated driver licensing programs in North America using a metaanalytic approach. In: Proceedings of the 35th International Forum on Traffic Records and Highway Information Systems, Phoenix, USA, July 12-16.

Pirdavani A., Brijs T., Bellemans T., Wets G., and Vanhoof K. (2009). Travel Time Evaluation of an innovative U-turn facility on urban arterial roadways. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Urban, Regional Planning and Transportation, Paris, France, June 24.

Shen Y., Hermans E., Ruan D., Wets G., Brijs T., and Vanhoof K. (2009), Road safety performance evaluation based on a multiple layer data envelopment analysis model. In: Proceedings of the 4th IRTAD conference, Seoul, Korea, September 16-17, pp. 315-324.

Wilmots B., Hermans E., Brijs T., and Wets G. (2009), Analyzing road safety indicator data across Europe: describing, explaining and comparing. In: Proceedings of the 4th IRTAD conference, Seoul, Korea, September 16-17, pp. 291-299.

Hermans E., Brijs T., Wets G. (2009), Elaborating an index methodology for creating an overall road safety performance score for a set of countries. In: Proceedings of the 4th IRTAD conference, Seoul, Korea, September 16-17, pp. 172-179.

Hermans E., Brijs T., Wets G., Vanhoof K. (2009). Determining optimal road safety performance scores under weight and orness restrictions. In: Proceedings of the Operational Research Society Conference, Warwick, UK, September 8-10, 2009.

Hermans E., Brijs T., Wets G. (2009), Evaluation of road safety rankings. In: Electronic Proceedings of the 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 11-15, 2009.

Daniels S., Vanrie J., Dreesen A., Brijs T. (2009). Additional road markings as an indication of speed limits: results of field experiment and driving simulator study. In: Electronic Proceedings of the 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C (USA), January 11-15, 2009.

Daniels S., Brijs T., Nuyts E., and Wets G. (2008). Roundabouts and safety for bicyclists: empirical results and influence of different cycle facility designs. In: Proceedings of the TRB National Roundabout Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, May 18-21 2008.

Brijs T., Karlis D., and Wets G. (2007). Studying the effect of weather conditions on daily crash counts. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Road Safety on Four Continents, Bangkok, Thailand, November 14-16 2007.

Karlis D., Sermaidis G.J., and Brijs T. (2007). Discrete valued time series models for examining weather effects in daily accident counts. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (IWSM-2007), Barcelona, Spain, July 2-6 2007, pp. 368-373.

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