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HIGHWAY SAFETY IN PAKISTAN<br />Adnan Masood<br />Manager QHSE<br />Byadnanmasood84@hotmail.com<br />
Highway / Road Safety<br /><ul><li>Safety is of prime importance, not only to the users but  „</li></ul>also to engineers,...
There are a number of administrative, legal, technical, socio-economic and cultural reasons for it.
There is urgent need for carrying out research in fundamental aspects of the problem to make sure the problem is being tac...
FOUR E'S OF HIGHWAY SAFETY<br />Engineering: Making roads safe and fast by incorporating engineering improvements such as ...
SOME FACTS ABOUT PAKISTAN<br /><ul><li>Probably over 7000 people die in Pakistan every year in road accidents.
Total cost is estimated to be about a billion US $ every year.
Even material costs exceed US $200 Million per year.
Those who die & suffer injuries are the most active and educated citizens.
This is 40% more than in Turkey, where vehicle fleet is much bigger.
In 12 years time, the  number of accidents will grow from 300,000 to 700,000, resultantly the accident costs  from US $ 1 ...
Role of Road transportation in Pakistan & Present Condition of National Highways<br /><ul><li>Of the three primary transpo...
107000 million ton kilometers of freight annually compared to 5000 ton kilometer & 25 million ton kilometer by rail & air ...
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  1. 1. HIGHWAY SAFETY IN PAKISTAN<br />Adnan Masood<br />Manager QHSE<br />Byadnanmasood84@hotmail.com<br />
  2. 2. Highway / Road Safety<br /><ul><li>Safety is of prime importance, not only to the users but „</li></ul>also to engineers, planners and decision markers associated with operation, improvement and development <br /><ul><li>The traffic safety problem on our roads has registered a very sharp increase during recent years.
  3. 3. There are a number of administrative, legal, technical, socio-economic and cultural reasons for it.
  4. 4. There is urgent need for carrying out research in fundamental aspects of the problem to make sure the problem is being tackled properly .</li></li></ul><li>Distribution of reported accidents in Europe & in Pakistan<br />The table shows that most of the injury & damage only accidents stay unreported<br />JICA Study March 2009<br />
  5. 5. FOUR E'S OF HIGHWAY SAFETY<br />Engineering: Making roads safe and fast by incorporating engineering improvements such as separation of grades and carriage-ways, installation of signs, signals and road markings to guide the road users along their travel paths with speed and safety.<br />Education:Educating the road users in the rules of the road to inform them of their rights and limitations as road users, to prevent them from creating a situation hazardous to themselves and to other road users. <br />Enforcement: Preventing violation of the rules of the road by the road users by organizing a very effective enforcement agency.<br />Environment: Minimized environmental pollution during Construction/Rehab/maintenance. <br />
  6. 6. SOME FACTS ABOUT PAKISTAN<br /><ul><li>Probably over 7000 people die in Pakistan every year in road accidents.
  7. 7. Total cost is estimated to be about a billion US $ every year.
  8. 8. Even material costs exceed US $200 Million per year.
  9. 9. Those who die & suffer injuries are the most active and educated citizens.
  10. 10. This is 40% more than in Turkey, where vehicle fleet is much bigger.
  11. 11. In 12 years time, the number of accidents will grow from 300,000 to 700,000, resultantly the accident costs from US $ 1 billion to US $ 2.5 billion and the annual number of fatalities will grow from 7000 to 14000, which is an increase from 20 to 40 deaths per day.</li></li></ul><li>MODAL SHARE – PAKISTAN TRANSPORTATION<br />
  12. 12. Role of Road transportation in Pakistan & Present Condition of National Highways<br /><ul><li>Of the three primary transportation modes(road, rail, air), road transportation overwhelmingly dominates the two transport systems.
  13. 13. 107000 million ton kilometers of freight annually compared to 5000 ton kilometer & 25 million ton kilometer by rail & air respectively.
  14. 14. 90% passenger traffic as compared to 8% and 2% by rail & air respectively.
  15. 15. Roads are the backbone or lifelines of Pakistan economy.
  16. 16. Total Length of road network in the country is approximately 250000 KMs.
  17. 17. 145000 Kms of Paved roads (High type).
  18. 18. 105000 Kms of gravel roads (Low Type).
  19. 19. Though the length of National Highways is only 3.5% of the entire road network of the country, but they carry more than 80% of the country’s traffic.</li></li></ul><li>PERCENTAGE OF FREIGHT VEHICLES BY COMPOSITION<br />
  20. 20. ADVERSE EFFECTS<br />
  21. 21. THE RESULT<br />
  22. 22. <ul><li>ROAD ASSET WORTH OVER Rs. 2.5 TRILLION.
  23. 23. HIGH TRAVEL COST TO ECONOMY.
  24. 24. ROAD SECTOR INEFFICIENCY CAUSING A LOSS OF Rs. 240 BILLION OR 6.8% OF THE GDP.
  25. 25. 70 FATALITIES PER MILLION CAUSING Rs. 40 BILLION.
  26. 26. DELAYED ECONOMIC ACTIVITY & POVERTY ALLEVIATION.
  27. 27. OTHERS ………….</li></ul>WHAT IS AT STAKE<br />
  28. 28. <ul><li>Creation of National Highways & Motorway Police
  29. 29. National Highway Safety Ordinance (2000)
  30. 30. Tolling on Highways and Motorways for Adequate Maintenance Funds.
  31. 31. Improved Road Geometry
  32. 32. Idealization of Main Arteries of the Country.
  33. 33. Holding of International Road Safety Seminars/workshops.
  34. 34. Revision of MVO (19965/69) under Consideration.
  35. 35. Provision of Multi Axle Trailers to the Transporters at affordable cost to minimize usage of 2-3axle trucks.</li></ul>MESAURES TAKEN<br />
  36. 36. Adnan Masood<br />Manager QHSE<br />adnanmasood84@hotmail.com<br />http://www.slideshare.net/adnan2003<br />THANK YOU<br />

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