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Technical Reports Road safety

This page lists technical reports of PIARC in the field of road safety. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Road Safety Audits Guidelines for Road Projects - A PIAC Technical Report

    New road projects are constantly being planned and implemented that do not fully exploit the possibility to improve road safety by better design. This can be because there is either a lack of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental issues or as a result of having to balance the various, often competing, interests involved. Transport efficiencies and requirements and economics of the project are often given highest priority, followed by environmental considerations, with safety being considered [...]

  • Impact of New Propulsion Technologies on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety - A PIARC Technical Report

    Alternative propulsion technologies, including battery-electric vehicles, are becoming more prevalent. Whilst such vehicles remain a small overall proportion of the vehicle fleet, the combination of impacts of Government policy and technological advances in alternative fuels is expected to accelerate their increase in numbers on the road and in tunnels in coming years. There may also be particular initiatives in certain geographical areas, such as on airport land for example, where higher proportions [...]

  • Saving Lives Around the World With Proven Countermeasures - Technical Report

    Saving Lives Around the World With Proven Countermeasures - Technical Report

  • PIARC Road Safety Knowledge Exchange - Special Project

    PIARC has an active role in the efforts to improve road safety worldwide through evidence-based studies, technical reports and other type knowledge products. PIARC Technical Committee 3.1 “Road Safety” recognises that 90% of traffic deaths occur in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, and uses this information to assess, identify and share best practices of road safety activities for LMICs through the development of documents and cases studies highlighting international practices and lessons learned. [...]

  • Specific Road Safety Issues for LMICs: Illustrative Examples - Collection of Case Studies

    The overview of illustrative examples of road safety measures in LMICs as described in this report is a follow up of an earlier literature review, in which we indicated which specific issues do need further attention in LMICs in the coming period up to 2030. The following issues were considered: I. SDG’s: integral approach II. Road safety culture III. Road safety management and leadership IV. Building road safety expertise and science V. The transportation system as a whole [...]