WIT Press


Integrated System For Monitoring Road Safety Performance In Cities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT110401

Volume

116

Pages

10

Page Range

475 - 484

Published

2011

Size

3,066 kb

Author(s)

G. Al-Haji

Abstract

A strong monitoring system of road safety in a city is necessary to ensure that the strategies implemented will meet stated targets at city and national levels. Although road safety performance is a result of many key indicators, only a few of these indicators are generally considered in monitoring the performance of road safety in a city and in comparison to other cities. A number of monitoring systems are already being developed and used in road safety and they range from relatively simple models to highly complex ones depending on the number of indicators involved, details of data and complexity of methods used in calculations and analysis. In road safety, there are three main types of monitoring that are generally used, which are: Process Monitoring, Outcome Monitoring and Target Monitoring. The aim of this paper is to provide the importance and usefulness of having a fourth type of monitoring, so-called Integrated Monitoring, that links process, outcome and targets together. The paper also provides a conceptual overview, and illustrations that are used in the construction of the integrated monitoring system. Keywords: traffic safety, monitoring system, performance indicators. 1 Introduction Many cities recognise the need to monitor their own achievements and progress in road safety over time and in comparison to others. This monitoring will help a city to identify its existing road safety problems and determine key areas for actions to be taken in future. Road safety priorities differ from one city to another in accordance to their size, population density, nature of traffic, accident characteristics, causes and challenges. For instance, casualties in respect of pedestrians, motorcycles and

Keywords

traffic safety, monitoring system, performance indicators