iRAP team members from four different continents have recently been involved in a 530km road safety assessment in Seine-et-Marne, France – a first RAP assessment for the country.
Improving road safety on public roads and the assessment of road user risk has been identified as a key objective of the Seine-et-Marne road authority.
The Star Rating Assessment examined the risk of death and serious injury for all road users on the network and the results and Investment Plan summary recommendations to reduce risk were presented to the authority.
Training and support for department staff has also been offered to improve knowledge transfer and enable future assessments to be undertaken in-house.
According to iRAP’s Big Data tool , the number of estimated fatalities in France per year is 3,585 (WHO 2015). Achieving >75% of travel on 3-star or better roads for all road users in France by 2030 stands to save 791 lives each year and reduce fatalities and serious injuries over 20 years by 173,920 with an economic benefit of USD$1.16 billion.