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  • 1. Reducing Road Deaths as a National PriorityC J TolmieN3 Toll Concession (Pty) Ltd www.n3tc.co.za 0800 N3 HELP (0800 63 4357)
  • 2. The FactsCrashes Globally 1.3 million people die in vehicle crashes per annum. (Source: IRF) In South Africa the number is 15 000 people per annum. (Source: RTMC) 90% of the deaths occur in low and middle income countries. One in four hospital beds are occupied by road accident victims. The World Health Organisation (WHO) views traffic injuries as the 9th most critical health problem. The WHO predicts that by 2020 it will be ranked third. Globally around 20 to 50 million people are injured per annum. (Source: IRF)www.n3tc.co.za 0800 N3 HELP (0800 63 4357)
  • 3. The FactsEconomic Consequences Estimated cost : 1% to 3% of GNP (Source: IRF) Global GNP : $75-trillion therefore between $750-billion and $2.5-trillion South Africa’s GNP : $304-billion therefore between $3.0-billion and $9-billion Something needs to be done!!!www.n3tc.co.za 0800 N3 HELP (0800 63 4357)
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  • 5. Comparison: Fatality Rates Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Travelled 20 18 18 16 14 12 12 10 8 6 4 2 1.47 1.21 0.52 0 U.S. U.S. All Rural U.S. Toll Roads RSA General RSA Toll Interstate ConcessionsRef Tollways Winter 2008 www.n3tc.co.za 0800 N3 HELP (0800 63 4357)
  • 6. Probable Cause of Vehicle Crashes 0% 4% 3% 4% 6% Human Vehicle Object on Road18% Pedestrian Animal 65% Roadworks Weather www.n3tc.co.za 0800 N3 HELP (0800 63 4357)
  • 7. Driver Wellness Statistics N3 Toll RouteIn 2011, a total of 699 drivers were tested: Blood pressure (699 tested) : 23% needed treatment Glucose (681 tested) : 13% above the norm TB (418 tested) : 4% referred for further testing Eyesight (313 tested) : 7% needed spectacles and other interventions Cholesterol (279 tested) : 18% had high cholesterol VCT (337 tested) : 17% tested positive www.n3tc.co.za 0800 N3 HELP (0800 63 4357)
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  • 9. Brake and Tyre Watch In Partnership with: Location Inspected Discontinued %Midway KZN 26 10 38%Pietermaritzburg 12 11 92%Estcourt 24 20 84%TOTAL 62 41 66% www.n3tc.co.za 0800 N3 HELP (0800 63 4357)
  • 10. So, What are we doing? National Initiatives Not doing enough! Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO). Arrive Alive. Supporting the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety. IRAP International Road Assessment Program. SANRAL deploying various ITS solutions. Various Enforcement Initiatives. www.n3tc.co.za 0800 N3 HELP (0800 63 4357)
  • 11. So, What are we doing? The Concessionaires We Care! Measure and analyse crash data monthly. Deploy ITS – albeit limited solutions at this stage. Various Initiatives include:  24/7 Route Patrol Service and Route Control Centre;  Road Safety Audits;  Training of Law Enforcement Agencies;  CSIR Human Behavioural Study; and  Dedicated road safety campaigns.www.n3tc.co.za 0800 N3 HELP (0800 63 4357)
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  • 13. The Role of Technology in Reducing Road Deaths ITS must, inter alia:  Promote smart and safe travel;  Be affordable;  Be reliable; and  Provide real time information. We need to develop smart :-  Vehicles The smart car – e.g. collision avoidance technology;  Roads Smart Highway Concept – information exchange; and  Drivers Auto Pilot?? www.n3tc.co.za 0800 N3 HELP (0800 63 4357)
  • 14. Conclusion So how do we reduce road deaths as a national priority?  There needs to be a balance between Technology and Restrictive Policies?  Develop the business model to invest in road safety!  We need to sell the benefits!  We need ITS to be part of the solution. Just imagine the celebration if we can proclaim: “It is now as safe to drive a car as to fly a plane!” What an ITS challenge? Be Safe; Smart; and Sustainable. www.n3tc.co.za 0800 N3 HELP (0800 63 4357)

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