Kailash Chandra Tiwari, International Road Safety Specialist
It is recognized that the in order to improve road safety it is vital for institutional strengthening, capacity building and reform to urgently take place in the road sector.
The Tasks of Technical Assistance Services under two assignments as already addressed in Kerala-India (the World-Bank financed KSTP I Project for PWD) and are currently being addressed in Karnataka-India (ADB financed PRAMC Project for PWD) are: Road safety tools and techniques vital for roads to be safe and sustainable; Institutional strengthening and reform by providing adequate on and off training; and introducing well-proven and appropriate proactive and reactive engineering approaches / measures and educational aspects to improve road safety.
The author will briefly address regarding various activities performed and topics addressed. Such as Safe Road Management System, 5 Pillars, Crash Data Collection, Database, Analysis and Reports for disseminations; Road Safety Engineering; Economics; Low Cost Counter – Measures and Program; Vulnerable Road Users; History of Road Safety Audit with Stages, Checklists and Report; Road Safety Review and Inspection; Operations Processes, Procedures, Manuals and Guidelines; Strategies and Policies; Road Safety Co-ordination and Action Plan; International Practices; Road Safety Engineering related Awareness Campaigns; Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building: Organizational structure, Training Need Assessment, Job-descriptions; On and Off - the Job-Training and Standards; Monitoring and Evaluations; Innovations and developments in Traffic Control Devices (signs and marking materials); iRAP; Procurement of road safety tools (such as book, code, software and equipment); Crash Barriers; School Zone Treatments; Case studies. Also discussions on the most