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Planning and Design to support Safe Transport including Provisions for NMT -The African Experience. Presentation by Paul Kwamusi Road Safety Coordinator, Africa FIA Foundation US/Africa Workshop. Arusha , Tanzania. Presentation Outline. Road safety characteristics in Africa

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Planning and Design to support Safe Transport including Provisions for NMT-The African Experience

Presentation by Paul Kwamusi

Road Safety Coordinator, Africa

FIA Foundation

US/Africa Workshop.

Arusha, Tanzania


Presentation Outline

  • Road safety characteristics in Africa

  • Un favorable safety situation.

  • Non motorized traffic and safety

  • Need for safer roads

  • Way forward

  • Conclusion


Safe Transport in Africa is a challenge

www.fco.gov.ukTravel advisory on Uganda

  • By far the biggest hazard you will encounter in Uganda is travelling on the roads.  Driving standards are low, vehicles are often poorly maintained and the accident rate is high… Common forms of public transport are matatus and boda-bodas (scooter taxis), …if doing so you should select a vehicle that appears in good condition, consult other passengers and if using a boda-boda always wear a crash helmet.


Road safety in Africa


Killer Buses


Killer Drivers


Killer Roads


Road Safety

Capacity and

capability

Road safety

Policies

Road safety

Funding

are Scarce

Road safety

Campaigns

Road Safety

Legislations

R. Safety Funds


is Poor

Traffic Enforcement


is Scarce

Emergency Care


Accidents in Africa are generally rising!

Case study is Uganda


Regional Forecast for Growth in Road Traffic Fatalities


Road Safety: has been ignored

as an African Policy Issue

  • But Road safety is highly relevant to key priorities of today’s global policy agenda. Road safety is about all of the following:

  • Partnership and international cooperation –

  • Developing international standards

  • Good governance and rule of law – avoiding corruption especially in enforcement agencies and respecting rights of other road users.

  • Public health and humanitarian assistance

  • Promoting sustainable development and the MDGs


Accidents in Developed countries are declining

Due to safer designs and other interventions


Accident rate in selected African Countries


NMTs are

Un welcome in Urban areas


NMTs are

Extremely unsafe.


Some NMTs

Need more than a vehicle space


NMT characteristics in Africa

  • Few dedicated cycle lanes and pedestrian lanes are diminishing.

  • Vehicular traffic is the priority in the design and planning and not NMT

  • Planners and Policy makers are concerned with traffic flow


NMT characteristics in Africa…2

  • NMT growth is partly due to inefficient public transport services

  • It is a response to personalized demand schedules.

  • Many policy makers associate NMTs are associated with Poverty & source of pity


NMT users are major victims of Road deaths in Kenya.


NMT users are major victims of Road deaths in

Uganda.


  • Human Survival and Collision Speeds


Way Forward:

It is Time for Action

Decade for Road safety action 2010-2020.


Creating Vaccines for Roads - iRAP

Building on successful programmes in the EU, USA,

and Australia, iRAP is an innovative and transparent

system of road inspection to encourage governments

to apply safer road design countermeasures that

promote self-explaining and forgiving roads. It has

run pilot projects in Chile, Costa Rica, Malaysia

& South Africa showing positive cost benefit ratios.


Safer Roads

For pedestrians in urban areas


Express way in South Africa

Safer Roads

For Africa’s growing traffic


Express way in Abuja, Nigeria

Safer Roads

For reduced traffic conflicts


Separation of fast traffic from the slow one in China

Safer Roads

For Africa’s 2 and 3 wheelers


Conclusion


Thank You!


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