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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

Topic 29. Road Safety Management Practices and Processes

  • IP0135 - 20 years of experiences with Road Safety Audit and Inspection Courses and Reports for Urban Main Roads and Residential Roads
    Juergen GERLACH

    The instruments of Road Safety Audits (RSA) and Road Safety Inspections (RSI) are part of the Road infrastructure safety management. With the official recommendations for Road Safety Audits this method was introduced in Germany in the year 2002. Following an Euro-pean Directive and taking into account the experiences from many years of Auditing the German recommendations were actualised and upgraded [...]

  • IP0597 - 4 Flyovers on Pejagan – Bumi Ayu Road Collision Investigation, Central Java
    Evrillisia RAHAYU

    There are four flyovers on Pejagan – Bumi Ayu Road, namely Kretek, Kesambi, Klonengan, and Dermoleng. These four flyovers are located in Brebes Regency and Tegal Regency which were built to overcome congestion at the intersection of railroad tracks. However, on these four flyovers accidents often occurs involving large vehicles such as trucks and buses. For this reason, this paper aims to identify [...]

  • IP0103 - A Feasibility Study of Road Geo-Spatial Data Platform for Road Safety Countermeasures in Thailand
    Hayato FUKUOKA

    This paper focuses on the problem of traffic accidents in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and to discuss the development and effectiveness of Road Geo-Spatial Data in safety measures, as well as the practical process of establishing a platform for continuous utilization of Road Geo-Spatial Data. While the causes of traffic accidents are diverse, in LMICs where the number of traffic accidents [...]

  • IP0545 - An integrated approach to evaluate road safety improvements through the entire investment process
    Julia SLOWY

    Road safety is a critical issue in ger areas of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, where poor road infrastructure conditions increase risk of crashes, especially for pedestrians, public transport users, etc. Therefore, a 5 km length pilot section has been selected in Chingeltei district to implement a comprehensive road safety assessment, whose outcomes can be reproduced by the government in other transport [...]

  • IP0224 - Analysis of road accident severity levels in Côte d'Ivoire: a microeconometric study
    Zohoré Olivier KOUDOU

    The demand for road transportation and the rate of motorization have been increasing in all cities of the world. A variety of factors have contributed to this development, including improved living standards of citizens, economic growth and development of nations, population growth, expansion of urban areas, etc. However, this increasing demand and the preference for private transportation are the [...]

  • IP0225 - Applying the LASR method to prioritise skid resistance improvements in Derby City
    Stacy SMITH

    A new method of prioritising skid resistance treatments for local authority roads (the LASR approach, published in 2021) has been applied in Derby City Council, England (DCC). The road network in Derby City is 915 carriageway km in length, all of which is in an urban environment. Skid resistance surveys are carried out annually on 344 km, and this typically identifies a considerable number of sites [...]

  • IP0510 - Assessment of the impact of a project on an existing road network through an integrated approach of Road Safety Inspection, Road Safety Audit and Road Safety Impact Assessment
    Edoardo MAZZIA , Paola TIBERI

    A major project to improve transport conditions, including level of service, road safety and resilience to climate change involved the N'Djamena - Moundou corridor in Chad. This corridor is one of the most heavily used structural axes and the area around it is very densely populated. Its strategic importance is not, however, complemented by an adequate level of safety, in fact according to crash data [...]

  • IP0756 - Causal Factors, Impact and Post-Crash Care Challenges on Accidents Involving School Buses in Tanzania
    Godlisten Paul MSUMANJE

    Causal Factors, Impact and Post-Crash Care Challenges on Accidents Involving School Buses in Tanzania G. MSUMANJE Department of Logistics and Transport Studies, National Institute of Transport P.O Box 705, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Correspondence: gmsumanje2016@gmail.com [...]

  • IP0720 - Co-construction of road insecurity in Benin
    Mathieu SAHGUI

    SUMMARY Road insecurity remains a major concern, especially in developing countries. In the face of increasing road traffic claims, not only as a result of population growth and rapid urbanisation in these countries, which escape control, road governance sometimes leaves something to be desired. Like most developing countries, Benin still faces difficulties in mastering road safety management despite [...]

  • IP0649 - Comprehensiveness: Challenge in road safety management
    Alvaro VELASCO

    Comprehensiveness: Challenge in road safety management The effective improvement of road safety requires the deployment of initiatives that produce the expected results. To keep the risks of failure under control, the design of the initiatives must allow for their systematic management, preventing the initiative from merely constituting an unattainable dream whose purpose escapes any rational management. [...]

  • IP0174 - Conducting road safety audits in Central Queensland using an instrumented motorcycle as a basis for funding submissions: a case study
    Andrew BURBRIDGE

    Motorcyclists continue to be significantly overrepresented in the number of lives lost on Queensland roads. This paper represents a case study of a collaborative approach between a local road safety advocacy group, state and local government, and the university sector, as well as the broader motorcycling community to identify candidate sites and to develop and deliver a program of pro-active road [...]

  • IP0548 - Conducting Road Safety Inspections at railway stations on the Belgrano Sur line in the Province of Buenos Aires
    Daniel LÓPEZ

    With 1,459 deaths in the province of Buenos Aires due to traffic crashes in 2019, road safety poses a serious concern for road users. Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorised two-wheelers are especially exposed, making up more than 50% of all traffic fatalities in the province. The areas around the stations of the Belgrano Sur railway line, which are characterised by deficiencies in road safety, contribute [...]

  • IP0187 - Development and pilot testing of a European methodology for network wide road safety assessment
    George YANNIS

    Article 5 of the European Directive DIR 2019/1936/EC introduces the concept of network wide road safety assessment as a methodology to evaluate accident and impact severity risk on the entire road network in operation within the scope of the Directive, i.e. roads which are part of the trans-European road network, motorways, primary roads and rural roads not serving adjacent properties that have been [...]

  • IP0307 - Development of a methodology for the calculation and identification of animal traffic accident concentration areas.
    Laura REY RAMOS

    The fact that wildlife-related accidents is a widely recognised problem does not mean that we know its true magnitude. In fact, we know little about the wildlife mortality generated by road traffic depending on the distances travelled, nor do we know which are the most dangerous roads and therefore those where action should be taken. Consequently, it has been analysed the particular case of Galicia, [...]

  • IP0072 - Development of a wire rope barrier suitable as a median barrier on two-lane expressways
    Masayuki HIRASAWA

    Due to the limitations on the time and cost of the construction of expressways in Japan, two-lane roads without a median barrier were introduced as a temporary measure in sections with low traffic volumes. As the service life of these temporary two-lane roads was extended, fatal accidents due to head-on collisions and other problems arose. Wire rope barriers have thin posts and require only a narrow [...]

  • IP0300 - Development of non-urban cycling accidents in Germany
    Marius BALKE

    The trend of past research that cycling accidents decrease over time - similar to motor vehicle traffic accidents - cannot be confirmed when looking at more recent accident data. Cycling accidents in Germany and especially non-urban cycling accidents, which often have more severe consequences than intra-urban accidents, have been stagnating at too high a level for a few years. This is to be credited [...]

  • IP0160 - Effective use of the system to manage safety risks identified during safety inspections
    Michal CAUDR

    In accordance with European directives and their implementation in the legal system of the Czech Republic, it is obligatory to carry out safety inspections on TEN-T network roads every 5 years. The safety inspection is carried out by the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (?SD) as the administrator of motorways and first-class roads, i.e., the most important roads in the Czech Republic. [...]

  • IP0220 - GEFAHRENSTELLEN.DE Pro Portal / Harmobi - How Traffic and Road User Data Can Contribute to a Better Understanding between the Different Road Users, to Safer Roads and to an Adequate Transport Infrastructure
    Michaela GRAHL , Jörg EHLERS

    Current statistics show an increased risk of accidents, especially for vulnerable road users (VRU). On the one hand, this is due to current mobility trends e.g. towards two-wheelers (incl. pedelecs and e-scooters) which are increasingly in conflict with motor vehicle traffic. On the other hand, there is hardly any data available that serves as indicator for dangerous situations (such as near-accidents, [...]

  • IP0780 - Improving Safety of Women and Disabled Person through Gender Mainstreaming in Transport Projects - Case study of Sustainable and Integrated Rural Transport Project (SIRTP) in Bangladesh
    Sari JUSI

    The paper will present the results of gender analysis of the World Bank funded Feasibility Study & Preparation of Proposed Sustainable and Integrated Rural Transport Project (SIRTP) in Bangladesh with a special focus on women and disabled person’s use and needs of transport services, safety issues and Gender Based Violence/ Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment (GBV/SEAH) issues. Women [...]

  • IP0484 - Innovative digital surveillance system for increased safety of Road Restraint Systems (RRS) on highways
    Friederike L. KÜHL

    Traditional traffic surveillance systems (to determine the velocity component parallel to the road axis) are only deployed in urban contexts today, since their cost and maintenance are deemed unfit for larger scale deployments on dual or single carriageways. The need to digitise the surveillance for increased security and reduced cost is clear: by not only detecting but also documenting quasi-collisions [...]

  • IP0066 - iRAP Assessment and countermeasure selection for safer routes to schools in the city of Yaounde
    Ndingwan Tevoh LORDSWILL

    Road traffic injuries of children on their way to school have been on a rise, especially in low- and middle-income countries. A Series of interventions have been demonstrated to reduce injury and mortality (or morbidity), as well as change of behaviour of parents, children and communities and thus reducing the risk of fatality and serious injury. This study aimed to identify and test interventions [...]

  • IP0134 - Lessons learned and consequences from the Love Parade Disaster Duisburg 2010 – Technical Guidelines for Traffic Management and Crowd Management as an integrated system
    Juergen GERLACH

    The tragic events at the Love Parade Duisburg 2010 with 21 deaths and over 650 injured was terrible and drastic for planning, licensing and acceptance processes as well as for the implementation of events. The 3,800-page court report written by the co-author and his team shows that deficiencies in the planning and licensing of facilities and offerings at the event, a lack of coordination of processes [...]

  • IP0378 - Literature Review of Road Assessment Programme Methodologies

    In recent decades a series of management tool and procedures called Road Infrastructure Safety Management (RISM) have been proposed. The aim of RISM procedures is to support road authorities in prevention and mitigation of future road traffic crashes. One of these procedures is the Road Assessment Programme (RAP). The peculiarity of a RAP is the underpinning method used to assign a score to a road [...]

  • IP0021 - Network-wide Road Safety Assessment in Germany – A way towards the consideration of proactive indicators
    Marco IRZIK

    Germany is currently using a crash-based procedure for network-wide road safety assessment. This reactive approach is described in the guideline "Recommendations for the Network Safety Management – ESN"from 2003. This approach was in line with the former EU-Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management. With the update of the EU-Directive on road infrastructure safety management [...]

  • IP0114 - Progress in road safety data management among LMIC's in Asia and the Pacific
    David SHELTON

    In October 2021 the World Health Organization released the Global Plan for achieving a 50% reduction in death and injury from road crashes by 2030. The Plan identifies the collection and use of quality road safety data as a key prerequisite for effective implementation. The Asia-Pacific Road Safety Observatory launched in February 2020 to help member countries improve road safety data management [...]

  • IP0239 - Reducing Road Traffic Crashes in Nigeria: Mainstreaming Road Safety Audit in Highway Engineering Practice

    Data from the United Nations (UN) show that road traffic crashes (RTCs) in the Low- and Medium-Income Countries (LMICs) are on the rise and the target of having RTCs by 2020 set by the First UN Decade of Action on Road Safety was largely not met, particularly in the LMICs. RTC rates in Nigeria are increasing. 25% of the RTCs in Africa are reported to occur in Nigeria. The socioeconomic costs of these [...]

  • IP0488 - Road Safety Shaping Design Solutions: The Case Study of an Existing Motorway Reconfiguration
    Gianluca Salvatore SPINAZZOLA

    The continuous increase of road safety awareness and knowledge allows to suggest a new approach to the design of road infrastructures, in which the structured integration of road safety within the whole design process is considered. It approaches safety issues in quantitative terms, like any other element commonly addressed by road engineers. This is even more evident for those projects relating to [...]

  • IP0188 - Road Safety Audit of Ellinikon Urban Regeneration Project
    George YANNIS

    The Ellinikon project involves the transformation of Athens’ former international airport site, covering an area of approximately 6,200,000 sqm to an urban ecosystem for luxury residences, commercial uses and public enjoyment, including the largest coastal park in Europe of 2,000,000 sqm. The foreseen road network serves the movement of road users inside the development while also connecting the [...]

  • IP0692 - Road safety capacity building in Cameroon: Training the trainers approach

    Road traffic fatalities varies significantly across high, medium and low-income countries. The lack of knowledge in road safety is one of the reasons for these differences. In African countries there are potential barriers to train adequately professionals, generally due to a lack of specialized training, training standardization, and funding. In that regard, one of the measures proposed in the African [...]

  • IP0120 - Road Safety Enhancement for Drowsy Driving Risk Area Based on Continuous Driving Hours of Individual Vehicle

    In order to more effectively prevent accidents caused by dozing operation, it can be said that it is most effective to utilize the variable "degree of fatigue". However, in the case of that variable, since it has the character of Latent Variable, which is difficult to observe and measure, there is a limit to practical utilization. To compensate for these limitations, the path data of individual vehicles [...]

  • IP0198 - Road Safety Management in Africa: Issues and Solutions for Tomorrow
    Laurent CARNIS

    Road safety is a crucial issue for the African continent. Indeed, while the level of motorization is comparatively lower than that of high-income countries, the level of road insecurity is particularly high and varies greatly from one African country to another. Road safety in the African context is all the more crucial because it concerns essentially vulnerable users (pedestrians and motorcyclists). [...]

  • IP0582 - Road Safety scenario: Indian Perspective

    Road Safety scenario: Indian Perspective Sanjay Kumar Nirmal, Director General (Road Development) & Special Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, New Delhi, INDIA Abstract Road Accidents is one of the leading causes of death, disability and hospitalization of people worldwide in general and India in particular. According to the World Health Organization, at least one out of 10 people [...]

  • IP0150 - SDAi V3. Traffic Hazards, Accident and Invasion Prediction System for Workers Protection

    Acciona, in its commitment to the safety of its workers, has developed the "SDA V3 Project, the result of 3 years of trials and tests until reaching this system, which is already operational in some of our Operational Centers, integrated into another project: "Zero IoT" of assistance to operators, and which seeks to reduce the number of accidents and their severity. The SDA system is installed on [...]