Summary

  • 46,000km of assessments have been completed by SCT in Mexico, and these will quickly leverage maintenance and construction budgets to upgrade roads.
  • The $1 billion Safer Road Infrastructure Program in Victoria, funded by the third party insurer, TAC, continues to be a model for others to aspire to.
  • Having published vehicle occupant Star Ratings for 8,500km of provincial roads the Netherlands, ANWB is now rating the nation’s unique bicycling infrastructure.
  • In New Zealand all new roads of national significance will be 4 star or better. KiwiRAP is also developing new techniques for assessing risk on urban roads.
  • ChinaRAP, led by RIOH in the Ministry of Transport, is developing rapidly, linking with government, World Bank and ADB urban and rural projects.
  • The European Commission’s road infrastructure safety management directive, requiring assessments and reporting, is a model for other regions to consider.
  • usRAP, UPLAN, Utah DoT and ESRI have exciting plans for an integrated, geo-spatial road safety database.
  • With support from the GRSF and World Bank, new road designs in India area achieving at least 3-stars for vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Belize, with support from the CBD, is setting in place road safety management that integrates safer roads, safer users and improved crash care.
  • AusRAP has published Star Ratings for 22,000km of National Highways, and has produced before and after Star Ratings of upgraded roads. ARRB Group is now leading efforts to better integrate Star Ratings and crash data.
  • FedEx is supporting a new initiative – Star Ratings for Schools – with Safe Kids Worldwide.
  • iRAP and Social Impact Bonds are showing potential as an innovative mechanism for financing of safe roads.
  • The OECD’s Sharing Road Safety report has set a framework for crash modification factor research, which will be central to ongoing iRAP model development.

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