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Table 7.1 - Model Traffic Safety Policy for Road Sector Development Programmes

Table 7.1 - Model Traffic Safety Policy for Road Sector Development Programmes

The following guidelines shall apply to all major road rehabilitation
projects:

  1. Road signs and markings to be a basic/automatic component of any
    road rehabilitation project and this will involve updating and not the
    rehabilitation of existing signs and markings.
  2. Accident analysis will be undertaken on available accident data.
    Road engineers will liaise with police and make effort to identify local
    accident pattern. Road engineers should also provide traffic police
    with strip maps of project road to facilitate future accident location
    referencing. Additional road accident monitoring (hospitals, community
    NGOs) should be encouraged to identify all injury road accidents occurring.
  3. Accident costs are to be included in the economic appraisal of a
    road project.
  4. Safety Audits will be conducted on all major road schemes and low
    cost remedial measures to be funded at hazardous locations identified
    by accident analyses or safety audits.
  5. Speed reduction measures will be implemented at locations where rehabilitated
    roads transect villages. These locations should be identified by the
    safety audit.
  6. No pedestrian priority crossings to be allowed where operating/posted
    speed is more than 50 km/hour. Pedestrian facilities are to be appropriate
    and not misleading.
  7. Education and publicity campaigns will be conducted at all locations
    warranting speed reduction measures and schools within kilometre of
    road.
  8. For tender prequalifications, all roadwork contractors must undergo
    short (1-2 day) training course on traffic management at roadworks.
  9. Technical assistance to Highway patrols and first aid facilities
    on major highways to be considered.
  10. All safety related reports and materials will be provided to a road
    safety coordinater and will be shared with the other signees of this
    policy.
Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017