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Description of the Road Safety Inspection Concept within the EU Road safety Management Directive

Description of the Road Safety Inspection Concept within the EU Road safety Management Directive

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  • 1. Road Safety Inspection (RSI) Basil Psarianos, Professor Nat’l Tech. Univ. Athens bpsarian@mail.ntua.gr
  • 2. The Problem IRF Road Safety Training 2 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 3. SOLUTION APPROACH BY E.C. IRF Road Safety Training 3 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 4. Four Approach Schemes PROACTIVE IRF Road Safety Training 4 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 5. Four Approach Schemes PROACTIVE IRF Road Safety Training 5 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 6. RSI- Paris Definition of 2007Road safety inspection is – a formal systematic road safety assessment of road or road scheme carried out by – an independent, qualified inspector or team of inspectors who – report on the existing road accident potential for all kinds of road users. IRF Road Safety Training 6 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 7. RSI: Some Clarifications Road Safety Issues Part of It IRF Road Safety Training 7 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 8. IRF Road Safety Training 8Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 9. RSI: Some Clarifications• NOT ONLY ON BLACKSPOTS• MANDATORY ON TRANS-EUROPEAN NETWORK• Any reason not to apply it on the rest of Road Network? IRF Road Safety Training 9 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 10. Necessity of RSI IRF Road Safety Training 10 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 11. IRF Road Safety Training 11Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 12. Before vs AfterWithout RSI With RSI IRF Road Safety Training 12 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 13. Before vs AfterBEFORE AFTER IRF Road Safety Training 13 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 14. Before vs AfterBEFORE AFTER IRF Road Safety Training 14 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 15. Before vs AfterBEFORE AFTER IRF Road Safety Training 15 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 16. Before vs AfterBefore After SHOULDER IMPROVEMENT IRF Road Safety Training 16 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 17. IRF Road Safety Training 17Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 18. RSI-CONTENT• Routine Inspections and Inspections of Road Works (Annex III of the Directive)• Inspections undertaken regularly by Competent Authority• Frequency Inspections as needed for adequate levels of Road Safety• Member States shall adopt guidelines for Temporary Safety Measures to Road Works• Appropriate Inspection Scheme to assure Proper Application of Guidelines IRF Road Safety Training 18 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 19. i.e.• Pavement Drop-Offs IRF Road Safety Training 19 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 20. The Principles of RSI (good practice)• Elements of RSI represent risk factors for accidents• Standardized activities to ensure inclusion of all elements in a objective manner• Use Checklists at least initially• For each element included a standardized assessment should follow based on 3 categories: – Traffic hazard that needs immediate action – Element is deviating from accessible standards but no short term action is needed. FOLLOW UP. – Element complies with accepted standards and in good condition IRF Road Safety Training 20 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 21. The Principles of RSI (goodpractice) cont’d • Document findings and propose safety measures in STANDARDIZED form • Inspectors should be qualified for the job. Conduct regular meetings for experience and ideas exchange • FOLLOW-UP of RSI findings. CHECK whether implemented or not. IRF Road Safety Training 21 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 22. IRF Road Safety Training 22Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 23. Annex III• Delimitation of Road Section• Previous Reports on Same Sections• Analysis of Accident Reports• Number of Fatalities and Injuries in past 3 Years• Set of Remedial Measures for Next (1) Year: – Removal/protection of roadside obstacles – Speed limits and Enforcement – Visibility under various conditions – Condition of Restraint Systems IRF Road Safety Training 23 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 24. Annex III cont’d – Condition of Road Markings, Signs and Signals – Rock falling – Pavement roughness• Set of Remedial Measures for more than one Year : – Redesign of Restraint Systems – Median protection – Overtaking – Intersection Improvement – Alignment Improvement IRF Road Safety Training 24 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 25. Annex III cont’d• Amendment of Cross-Section• Traffic Management and Control System• Consideration of Vulnerable Road Users• Upgrading to Current Design Standards• Pavement Restoration and Replacement IRF Road Safety Training 25 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 26. Cost of RSI• Varies considerably depending on road category and safety element• On average 600-1000 € / motorway-km• 10-15 km / man-day IRF Road Safety Training 26 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 27. EU Experience IRF Road Safety Training 27 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 28. RSI in Germany for example IRF Road Safety Training 28 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 29. How?By any means … – Visually – Instrument driven – Automation Recording and Evaluation Techniques IRF Road Safety Training 29 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 30. PhotologgingA very efficient and inexpensivemethod of Road Inspection:Case GREECE: Patras-Pyrgos Route 10+670 IRF Road Safety Training 30 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 31. PhotologgingA very efficient and inexpensivemethod of Road Inspection:Case GREECE: Patras-Pyrgos Route 10+690 IRF Road Safety Training 31 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 32. PhotologgingA very efficient and inexpensivemethod of Road Inspection:Case GREECE: Patras-Pyrgos Route 10+710 IRF Road Safety Training 32 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 33. PhotologgingA very efficient and inexpensivemethod of Road Inspection:Case GREECE: Athens-KorinthMotorway INSPECTION OF PHYSICAL NOSES IRF Road Safety Training 33 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 34. PhotologgingA very efficient and inexpensivemethod of Road Inspection:Case GREECE: Athens-KorinthMotorway INSPECTION OF PHYSICAL NOSES IRF Road Safety Training 34 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 35. IRF Road Safety Training 35Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 36. IRF Road Safety Training 36Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 37. IRF Road Safety Training 37Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 38. IRF Road Safety Training 38Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 39. IRF Road Safety Training 39Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 40. IRF Road Safety Training 40Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 41. IRF Road Safety Training 41Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 42. An e-RSI report fromNorway IRF Road Safety Training 42 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 43. AUSTRIACASE EXAMPLE: IRF Road Safety Training 43 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 44. Road Safety InspectionRoad Safety Inspection of Austrian motor- and expressways In Austria, Road Safety Inspection of motorways and expressways started in July 2003. - 2003 and 2004: 11 inspected sections - 2005/2006: 10 sections A8 A 22 A7 A4 A8 A 21 A1 S4 A9 S6 A 10 S 31 A 14 S 36 A2 A 9 S 35 A 12 A2 A2 A9 motorway expressway inspected sections 2003,2004,2005 sections under inspection
  • 45. Road Safety InspectionRoad Safety Inspection of Austrian motor- and expressways RSI in a team including: – accident analysis – accident map – analysis of the traffic conditions – analysis of the constructional elements – inspection – on-site visit – meetings and interviews with motorway maintenance unit and traffic police – analysis of road surface (pavement rating - ruts, friction, …) – analysis of road maintenance measures – analysis of road environment remedial measures (short-, medium-, long term) IRF Road Safety Training 45 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 46. ACCIDENT MAP IRF Road Safety Training 46 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 47. ria st ’dAu nt co IRF Road Safety Training 47 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 48. IRF Road Safety Training 48Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 49. ria st dAu nt’ co IRF Road Safety Training 49 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 50. ria st dAu nt’ co IRF Road Safety Training 50 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 51. PRIORITIES ia tr d s ’ u tA n co IRF Road Safety Training 51 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008
  • 52. COMMON BELIEF: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cureHenry De Bracton, De Legibus in 1240 IRF Road Safety Training 52 Programme Nicosia, CY, 4.12.2008