The following guidelines shall apply to all Road Sector rehabilitation projects:
- Road signs and markings will be a basic/automatic component of any
road rehabilitation project and this will involve updating and not simply
replacing the existing insufficient signs and markings.
- Accident analysis will be undertaken on available accident data.
Road engineers must liaise with police and make effort to identify local
accident pattern. Road engineers should also provide traffic police
with strip maps of project road to facilitate future accident location
referencing. Additional road accident monitoring (hospitals, community
NGOs) should be required to identify all injury road accidents occurring.
Accident costs will be included in the economic appraisal of a road
- Safety Audits will be conducted on all major road schemes and
hazardous locations identified by accident analyses or safety audits
will be improved
- Speed reduction measures will be implemented at locations where
rehabilitated roads transect villages. These locations should be identified
by the safety audit.
- No pedestrian priority crossings to be allowed where operating/posted
speed is more than 50 km/hour. Pedestrian facilities must be appropriate
and not misleading.
- Education and publicity campaigns will be conducted at all locations
warranting speed reduction measures and schools within kilometre of
- For tender prequalifications, all roadwork contractors must undergo
short (1-2 day) contractor training course on traffic management at
roadworks. Roadworks are to be signed and include expected date for
road signs and markings installation.
- Technical assistance to highway patrols and first aid facilities
on highways should be considered.
- All safety related reports and materials will be provided to a
road safety coordinater and will be shared with the other signees of
this policy. Source: TRL, 2000