"Don't wait for accidents to happen"



Born 1956 in Tallinn, Estonia


  • Dipl.Eng. Civil Engineer, Chair of Road Engineering, Tallinn Technical University 1979
  • MSc, Geoinformatics and Cartography, Institute of Geography, Tartu University, 1998
  • PhD, 2006, Road User Perception Towards Road Safety in Estonia (supervisors prof. Tõnu Oja, prof. Siim Sööt), University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University

Professional activities

  • Since 2007. Associated professor of the Department of Transportation, Tallinn University of Technology
  • 1988 to present: Stratum Ltd., Project manager in a number of traffic and transportation projects, local team leader for a number of international projects.
  • 1979-1988 Tallinn Technical University, Head of Road and Traffic Laboratory, Tallinn, Estonia

Training projects

  • Advanced International Training Programme on Traffic Safety Management for Central and Eastern Europe. Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Linköping, Sweden, 1997
  • Certificated Road Safety Auditor. Road Safety Audit training programme. TMS Consultancy, University of Warwick Science Park, Coventry, UK, 2002

Educational activities:

  • Lector of Transportation Geography and Transportation Planning, University of Tartu
  • Lector of transport planning, Estonian Academy of Arts, Faculty of Architecture, 2006


  • Member of ICTCT, the International Co-operation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic Safety since 19**
  • Vice President of ICTCT, 2004


  • Antov, D.; Abel, K.; Sürje, P.; Rõuk, H.; Rõivas, T. (2009). Speed reduction effects of urban roundabouts . The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 2009, vol.4, No 1, 22-26.
  • Orru, H.; Kaasik, M.; Antov, D.; Forsberg, B. (2008). Evolution of traffic flows and traffic-induced air pollution due to structural changes and development during 1993–2006 in Tartu (Estonia). The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 3, 206 – 216.
  • Dorohov, O.; Antov, D. (2008). Usage of Mobile Communications for Transport Services Improvement. Godlevski, M.D.; Kutsenko, A.S. (Eds.). Tematicnij vipusk “Sistemnij analiz, upravlinnja ta informacijni tehnologij” (166 – 169). Harkiv: Harkov University of Technology, Ukraine
  • Kluge, A.; Rõivas, T.; Antov, D.; Oja, T.; Mander, Ü. (2008). Urban movement patterns related to shopping centres – Example of Lõunakeskus in Tartu, Estonia. In: International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning: The Sustainable City 2008 – Fifth International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability; Skiathos, Greece; 24-26.September 2008. WIT Press, 2008,
  • Orru, H.; Kaasik, M.; Antov, D.; Forsberg, B. (2008). Change of traffic amount and air pollution as potential negative health factors after re-independence and in rapid economic growth period in Tartu. Second European Road Transport Research Arena TRA 2008; Ljubljana, Slovenia; 21 – 24 April 2008, 2008, 315.
  • Antov, D.; Rõivas, T.; Rõuk, H. (2007). Investigating drivers’ behaviour at non-signalised pedestrian crossings. The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 111 – 118.
  • Karu, K.; Rõivas, T.; Antov, D.; Oja, T.; Mander, Ü. (2007). The quality of public transport as a determinant of the number of car commuters. C.A.Brebbia (Eds.). Urban transport and the Environment in the 21st Century (13 – 24). Southampton. Boston: WIT Press
  • Orru, H.; Kaasik, M.; Antov, D.; Forsberg, B. (2007). Change of traffic flows and air pollution exposure in transitional country Estonia. In: Epidemiology: 19th Annual Conference of the International-Society-for-Environmental-Epidemiology, Mexico City, SEP 05-09, 2007. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007, 35.
  • Antov, D.; Rõivas, D.; Rõuk, H.; Mander, Ü. (2006). Pedestrian Safety at Urban Crossing in Estonia. Mander, Ü.; Brebbia, C.A.; Tiezzi, E. (Eds.). The Sustainable City IV: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (797 – 806).WIT Press
  • Antov, D.; Rõivas, T.; Oja, T. (2005). The public perception towards the road safety measures in Estonia. Brebbia, C.A.; Bucciarelli, T.; Garzia, F.; Guuarascio, M. (Eds.). Safety and Security Engineering (633 – 641).WIT Press

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