The Use of the IRAP-Mexico Project Data for Generating Safe Road Design Recommendations

As part of the measures for strengthening its road safety management capacity and as an important action for addressing the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, Mexico launched the iRAP Mexico project, which has been carried out in two stages until now: a first one, comprising the assessment of 46 thousand kilometres of Federal Highways in 2012; and a second one, directed to the evaluation of 19 thousand kilometres of collector roads in 2013. The iRAP-Mexico project, in addition to providing improvement programs for road safety of the evaluated networks and the corresponding investment programs for safer roads, has also provided an updated inventory and detailed data about the features influencing the infrastructure safety of each road segment evaluated, from the standpoint of four road user types: vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians. This article describes the use of the iRAP-Mexico project data for generating design recommendations that may be incorporated into the national road design guidelines, with the idea of preventing the construction of new roads with low safety standards (i.e. 2 iRAP stars or less).


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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  • Accession Number: 01676905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0234
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2018 6:22PM