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Researcher Profile

Dipl.-Ing. Peter Saleh

Dipl.-Ing. Peter Saleh


Senior Research Engineer


Low-Emission Transport

Competence Unit

Transportation Infrastructure Technologies




+43 50550 6463


+43 50550-6599


Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Vienna


Field: Innovative Road Transport Safety

Main Research: Road Safety, Accidentology, Accident Statistics, Road Safety Audits/Inspections; Vulnerable Road Users' Safety; Motorcycle Safety


Peter Saleh is Senior Engineer and Thematic Coordinator of the road safety team.
He studied at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna - specialized in road and traffic planning with special emphasis on road safety planning.
Since November 2005 he has been working at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Mobility Department) – managing, in particular, national and European research projects.
He is member of Austrian and international bodies focusing on road safety, accident research and accident prevention. E.g. Member of the Austrian Research Association “Road – Rail – Transport” (FSV), member of the German Road and Transportation Research Association (FGSV), member and expert in the Austrian Standards Institute (ASI), national delegate at the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) as well as corresponding member of the World Road Association (PIARC).

  • 2008: Wiener Zukunftspreis (Vienna Future Award)
  • 2011: Staatspreis Mobilität (Austrian Road Safety Prize)
  • 2013: International Cycling Visionaries Award


  • -;
    Forgiving roadsides design guide

    Author(s): F. La Torre, P. Saleh, P. Nitsche, H. Fagerlind, Y. Goyat
    Publisher: CEDR; 2013; ISBN: 979-10-93321-01-1
  • PTW crashes and the role of perception;
    Increasing Motorcycle Conspicuity

    Author(s): L. Rößger, M.G. Lenné, G. Underwood, P. Saleh, G. Yannis, J. Golias
    Publisher: Ashgate; 2015; ISBN: 978-1-4724-1112-9
    Series: ; The human factors of simulation and assessment

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