Table 7.1 - Model Traffic Safety Policy for Road Sector Development Programmes
The following guidelines shall apply to all major road rehabilitation
- 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.
- 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.
- Accident costs are to be included in the economic appraisal of a
- 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.
- Speed reduction measures will be implemented at locations where rehabilitated
roads transect villages. These locations should be identified by the
- 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.
- Education and publicity campaigns will be conducted at all locations
warranting speed reduction measures and schools within kilometre of
- For tender prequalifications, all roadwork contractors must undergo
short (1-2 day) training course on traffic management at roadworks.
- Technical assistance to Highway patrols and first aid facilities
on major highways to be considered.
- All safety related reports and materials will be provided to a road
safety coordinater and will be shared with the other signees of this
Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017