Project information
Comparative phenomenology of road accident caussation

Project Identification
Project Period
7/2022 - 6/2025
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Social Studies

Our objective is to provide a participatory account of road accidents and offer evidence base for an alternative, critical theory of automobility. A comparative analysis will be provided using templates for comparing experiences, reflections, and experiments both across social labs and national/cultural contexts. Current theories of accident causation utilize a systems theory approach based on the interaction between environment, technology, and the human. Our research is to render very different results than systems models. The research question of this project is the following: ‘What are the constitutive elements of a phenomenologically informed understanding of road accidents in urban environs?’ This would potentially transform the research and innovation landscape and the justification for autonomous driving. A phenomenological appropriation of accidents will not only collect experiences related to actual events but also focus on non-events that may aid our knowledge of what accident experience actually is.

Sustainable Development Goals

Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal No.  3 – Good health and well-being Sustainable Development Goal No.  4 – Quality education Sustainable Development Goal No.  5 – Gender equality Sustainable Development Goal No.  11 – Sustainable cities and communities Sustainable Development Goal No.  12 – Responsible consumption and production Sustainable Development Goal No.  16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions Sustainable Development Goal No.  17 – Partnerships for the goals


Total number of publications: 8

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