RADAR - PROMOTING POSITIVE ROAD SAFETY PERFORMANCE AROUND EUROPE

06-11-2019
 

 

PROMOTING POSITIVE ROAD SAFETY PERFORMANCE AROUND EUROPE

 
 

Roads knit people, communities, and markets together. They are the lifeblood of cities and regions. More so than any other mode, roads remain the predominant and universal transport network – but they are also the deadliest. The current rates of road fatalities and trauma are of epidemic proportions and have disastrous consequences for affected families, communities and societies. Each day, around 3,500 people are killed in road crashes and thousands more suffer life-changing injuries. Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of death for young people and are one of the most significant public health challenges of our generation. At current rates, 265 million people will be killed or seriously injured by 2030. The economic cost of serious road crashes is estimated to be up to ten percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in some countries*.


iRAP CEO Rob McInerney said: “Road deaths and injuries are predictable and preventable. Head-on fatalities occur on undivided roads. Run-off road fatalities occur where the roadsides are unforgiving. Pedestrian fatalities occur where sidewalks are missing, safe crossing facilities don’t exist, or speeds are inappropriate. Looking at each attribute can help show how basic features that provide safety for each road user are missing from the world’s roads – and how we can make strategic road infrastructure improvements to save lives.


The RADAR project is promoting positive road performance around Europe not only to implement learning and transnational cooperation activities to help the relevant organisations in the Danube area to identify risk on their networks but to help them reduce risk systematically by improving road infrastructure and roads’ layout. With Road Infrastructure Safety Training courses RADAR project analyses the road safety data that highlight the scale of the problem of road trauma in the region as well as trains local experts on how to perform road surveys and road safety analysis in ViDA software. The main theme of the 3-day training courses is safe road infrastructure and its added value in ensuring road safety.

 

Investing in road infrastructure and making it self-explaining and forgiving means saving lives by guiding all who use roads. 

 

Read more about Road Infrastructure Training courses in Austria here.


Read more about Road Infrastructure Training courses in Bulgaria here.


Read more about Road Infrastructure Training courses in Bosnia and Herzegovina here.


Read more about Road Infrastructure Training courses in Montenegro here.


Read more about Road Infrastructure Training courses in Slovenia here.


Read more about Road Infrastructure Training courses in Croatia here.

 

The webinars following the training courses will be held soon.

 

Stay tuned for more information.
Road Safety Training courses will be also delivered in Serbia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Moldova.

 

Follow our official RADAR calendar to not miss a thing.

 

*Source: iRAP 

 

 

STATUS REPORT ON THE ANALYSIS OF ROAD SAFETY PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE IN 10 COUNTRIES ACROSS THE DANUBE AREA

 
 

The road death toll paid for mobility in ten countries across the Danube area in 2017 is 4,077 fatalities. Road fatalities and serious injuries should not be the price we have to pay for our mobility. Why is it that we continue to accept about 25,000 fatalities and 135,000 serious injuries, right here in the European Union, each and every year? According to the European Commission’s latest study, the external cost of road accidents is estimated at 300 billion euros a year. John Dawson, EuroRAP Board Director stated: “We must treat it as a major public health problem. We would not accept more than a million people being killed globally in any other form of the public disease.

 

Read more here.

 

 

THIRD STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

 
 

All Project Partners and Associated Strategic Partners were present and contributed to the third Steering Committee meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. Within the meeting, PPs and ASPs discussed best solutions to engage the key stakeholders in the implementation to ensure the establishment of planned stakeholder networks, their feedback and contribution to the project activities and the development and uptake of outputs. 
 

 

 

transnational road safety expert group: second meeting

 
 

RADAR project implemented the second Road Safety Expert Group (RSEG) meeting on Thematic Area 2 – provision for vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists) in Prague, Czech Republic. The meeting was attended by representatives of the International Federation of Pedestrians (IFP), European Cyclists’ Federations (ECF) and European Bank for Reconstructions and Development (EBRD) as well as road safety experts from Traffic Technical Institute (PTI) and National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). The meeting was oriented into optimised provisions for vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists) and assessment of the potentials for dedicated infrastructure provision and policy attitudes towards dedicate provisions for VRU(s) in the Danube region.

 

Read more here

 

 

RADAR PROJECT'S SECOND STUDY VISIT: INVESTING IN ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE SAFETY 

 
 

The RADAR project Associated Strategic Partner, International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), organised a study visit on safety and maintenance upgrades using Safer Roads Investment Plans (SRIPs) on October 22 and 23, 2019, at West Sussex County Council in Chichester, UK. 
The purpose of the study visit was to hear about leading UK practice in road injury reduction and the application of Safer Roads Investment Plans. Its aims were also to consider the potential for their application in the Danube region as well as to familiarize project partners and associated strategic partners with best practice and good examples of road safety investments. The visit introduced wider issues about how decisions in road safety spending are made as well as examples from the UK including the site visits to locations in West Sussex. 

 

Read more here

 

 

radAR PROJECT PRESENTED AT WOS 2019 CONFERENCE ON "THE FUTURE OF SAFETY IN DIGITALISED WORLD" 

 
 

RADAR project was presented by project partner KFV, Austrian Road Safety Board, on September 24, 2019, at the 10th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work, held in Vienna, Austria.

According to the ETSC (European Transport Safety Council), up to 40 % of all road deaths are work-related, therefore assuring a high level of road safety is a key element in the prevention of workplace accidents. As RADAR project focuses on improving infrastructure safety, which also serves the purposes of professional drivers, we presented the outputs and goals at the conference in Austria.

 

Read more here.

 

 

radar project presented at the 8th annual eusdr forum 2019

 
 

The RADAR project was successfully presented at the 2019 EUSDR Annual Forum organised as a key event of the 2019 Romanian Presidency, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, the European Commission, and the Danube Transnational Programme. The 8th Annual Forum of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region took place on the 27 and 28th of June in Bucharest, Romania. The forum took place under the motto: ‘Building cohesion for a shared prosperity in the Danube Region’. Within the forum, one of the sessions was dedicated to cooperation with other financing instruments, within the framework of the DTP Capitalisation Strategy. RADAR project was also presented and showcased the great practices of capitalisation events with EUSDR.

 

Read more here.

 

 

CAPITALISATION ACTIVITIES: PROJECT SLAIN

 
 

Eight partnering organisations from five European countries (Belgium, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Spain), together with the EuroRAP international organisation, gathered in Athens in October 2019 as part of the European co-funded project SLAIN (Saving Lives Assessing and Improving TEN-T Road Network Safety). European Program SLAIN focuses on the European Road Infrastructure Safety Directive (2008/96/EC) and the preparation of the European Road Network to accommodate autonomous vehicles. During the Conference, the partners presented the project activities, the good practices followed in other countries as well as the latest developments in the implementation of the Directive. 

 

Read more here.

 

 

#EUINMYREGION POSTCARD CAMPAIGN

 
 

During the summer months, RADAR project has been selected as part of Europe in My Region postcard contest. As a prize, one of the photos submitted was chosen and printed on 300 promotional postcards.

 

Read more here.

 

 

 

capitalisation

 

RADAR project is seeking identification of synergies and communication with other projects that tackle road safety, sustainable transport solutions and improved mobility in the Danube region. 


Do you know any #RoadSafety projects in your region? 


Let's connect! We'd love to give your project a shout out.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
  • November 19-20: Study Visit on TA3 - ITS, speed management and traffic calming approaches in Budapest, Hungary
  • November 21: Transnational Road Safety Expert Group 3rd Meeting in Budapest, Hungary
  • November 26-28: RADAR Road Safety Infrastructure training courses in Prague, Czech Republic
  • December 4-5: Study Visit on TA4 - Infrastructure safety of road passing or in the neighbourhood of schools in Austria

Stay tuned for more events here

 

 

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