Phil jordan making indonesian roads safer 14 june 2011Presentation Transcript
Making Indonesian Roads Safer Phillip Jordan IndII Wrap-up Conference 14thJune 2011
Road Safety is Integral to IndII Objectives 1. Build a more supportive regulatory and policy environment for infrastructure investments; and 2. Enhance the economic and social impact of priorityinfrastructure projects.
Background to Road Safety Support AUSAID funded a report in 2007-08 which took a broad look at road safety in Indonesia and recommended activities which were suitable for support by AusAID. The recommendations included Technical Assistance and training in road safety engineering for Bina Marga, with capacity building over a minimum 5 year period
Tasked with transferring technical knowledge to DGH engineers and supporting the establishment of a road safety engineering team within DGH
Working closely with the new Road Safety Engineering Unit in the DGH Head Office – for the IndII Road Safety Project
IndII supported Road Safety Engineering The Road Safety Engineering Unit (RSEU) is now one year old. Many workshops have been held; knowledge transfer has taken place. The RSEU is still a “baby” The challenge is large – resources are few. But champions are being found and interest is high. Key challenges: - Sustainability - Developing a profession that attracts young graduates to RSE as a profession of choice - Moving from “bad” to “good” road safety engineering practice on the highways
Road Safety is an International Health Problem
What has IndII Phase 1 Done to Address the Challenges? The objective of the IndII road safety support in Bina Marga has been to implement efficient, effective, and accountable road safety management for road infrastructure projects through:
Activity 014 - focused on training and workshops to develop skills and awareness in RSE Unit and in the Balaioffices
Activity 194 - support to carry out EINRIP RSA’s and blackspot investigations for DGH
Activity 195 – preparation of a series of three manuals and matching DVDs on road safety engineering topics
Two major workshops on safety at road work sites – Denpassar and Makassar
Road safety audits (11)
Blackspot investigations (34)
Fact Finding Missions to Melbourne 2010, 2011
“Making Indonesia’s Roads Safer” book 2010
Road safety engineering workshops
Road Safety Engineering Workshops
Unsafe work practices No safety vests Few warning signs No protective barriers Road work safety in Indonesia needs improvement – two workshops were held to make contractors aware of the need to make work sites safer for workers and road users
“Road safety at road works” workshops
We came across two fatal crashes (Palembang & Pekanbaru)
BEFORE This black spot at Jambi has been treated – as a result of our investigations
AFTER Line marking and guide posts are awaited
Activity 194:Crash Reduction Program and Road Safety Audits
Sixteen detailed design stage audits of EINRIP projects were carried out for AusAID.
Thirty blackspots were investigated; 20 sites were designed and presented to DGH.
Activity 195:Road Safety Engineering Support – Manuals and DVDs
These manuals and matching DVDs are a training and educational aid for engineers, decision makers, and students. The manuals and DVDs demonstrate how to do an audit, how to investigate a blackspot, what is and what is not good road safety engineering practice
Bahasa and English
Topics covered to date are Road Safety Engineering for Indonesia, Roadside Hazard Management, and Road Safety at Road Work Sites.
This series will grow in IndII Phase 2
There is real momentum in road safety in Indonesia National Road Safety Action Plan is about to be released Bina Marga has released its 5 Year Plan (Renstra 2010-2014) and road safety features prominently It has a 5-year target of implementing 150 blackspotimprovements Balai’s are becoming more active in road safety – they seek assistance from the RSE Unit Traffic Police and WB have a Crash Data Base project underway Law 22 (July 2009) is starting to influence road agencies The time is here to make big positive strides in road safety in Indonesia.
Lessons Learnt in IndII Phase 1 The RSEU has an important role in DGH. It must grow. Many engineers “blame the road user”. We are working to alter attitudes. Engineering graduates are unaware that RSE can be a career. Balai’s need RSE help – RSE units must be developed in each one. More technical knowledge (manuals and DVD’s) is urgently needed. Engineers need to witness “successes” – the demonstration projects can do that. Road safety at road works is a “hot topic” – improvements can be achieved at low cost and will be very visible to all. Strong efforts will be made in this area. Crash data is inadequate. Interaction with Police is vital for long term sustainability of blackspot programs. Everything takes time! RSE is still a “baby” The lessons learnt will allow us to address some of the basic challenges in road safety engineering in Indonesia.
IndII Phase 2 Road Safety Engineering with DGH – Deeper, Wider Where to from here - opportunities to grow deeper and wider
Continue with capacity building to build up technical skills
Assist the development and growth of the RSEU at the central level
Strengthen road safety engineers at the Balai level
Demonstration projects in road safety engineering on NH’s
Assisting DGH to move towards a national blackspotprogram
Prepare more manuals/DVDs on road safety engineering topics
Focus on road safety at road works
Continue to work towards increased coordination and cooperation with Police, DGLT, and other agencies (BPJT)
IndII Phase 2 Road Safety with Traffic Police and MoT – new Where to from here – new opportunities:
Assist Indonesian Traffic Police and MoT (DGLT) with a range of capacity building and technical assistance to build up technical skills
Continue to increase coordination and cooperation between agencies
Demonstration projects with Police and DGLT in road safety
Prepare manuals/DVDs on road safety topics
Develop road safety research institutes, and focus on motorcycle safety
IndII Phase 2 Road safety - Growing and Developing The IndIIPhase 1 Road Safety Project has been very well received. It has started to make positive changes to road safety engineering within the DGH. It is the start of bigger and better things for DGH and for Indonesian road users. Road safety engineering will grow and develop further in IndII Phase 2 (deeper and wider). The move to provide TA and capacity building to Traffic Police and MoT will open new opportunities and challenges for the benefit all Indonesian road users.