Partnership for Safety

European governments have been concentrating on reducing deaths and serious injuries rather than accidents alone on its roads, requiring the need for road and vehicle engineers and designers to rethink their approach to safety. The European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) was piloted in 2003 to show that each stretch of Europe’s roads can be rated for safety. It used two new standard test protocols developed with the Swedish National Road Administration and the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory. The first protocol introduced a standard road inspection for safety features. The second measures and maps the rate at which people were being seriously injured or killed. EuroRAP measures risks experienced over long sections of road in a way that its predecessor EuroNCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) could not. EuroRAP is encouraging designers to plan safer roads by forming partnerships with, for example, car manufacturers, since both needs to be involved to assess their roles in meeting safety requirements.


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  • Accession Number: 01011018
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 28 2005 1:59PM