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Status and priority needs for improvement of the Road Safety on Highway-DPR Korea Regional Expert Group Meeting on Improving Road Safety on the Asian Highway, 21-22 June 2007, Bangkok. Ministry of Land and Environment Protection, DPR Korea June, 2006.

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ministry of land and environment protection dpr korea june 2006

Status and priority needs for improvement of the Road Safety on Highway-DPR Korea Regional Expert Group Meeting on Improving Road Safety on the Asian Highway, 21-22 June 2007, Bangkok

Ministry of Land and Environment Protection, DPR Korea

June, 2006

government policy for the improvement of road safety
Government policy for the improvement of road safety
  • It is the top government policy to safeguard the lives of the people in overall management and activities.
  • Road and traffic safety issues are reflected in the legislations, and a number of measures are taken to ensure and/or improve the road safety

-road law

-transport and traffic law

- detailed regulations for enforcing the laws

government efforts to improve the road safety
Government efforts to improve the road safety

△ In development and maintenance of the roads (for highway roads)

  • Ensuring the designing and construction of highway roads without sidewalk and bicylce-sideroad to not permit the access by pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Measures of road/traffic safety in accident-prone locations; installation of safety fence and signs in road curves, regular monitoring and maintenance
  • Campaign period for road maintenance and road safety in each spring and fall to improve and repair the road safety facilities/infrastructures

- problems

  • Weakness in controlling the access by pedestrians and bicyclists to the highway roads, creating still risks of accidents
  • Ineffective enforcement of regulations for road safety.
government efforts to improve the road safety4
Government efforts to improve the road safety

△ in safety of traffic

  • Regular technical inspection on all types of vehicles
  • legal enforcement on wearing helmets, seat belts and compliance with speed limit
  • Registration system of all vehicles and their information database
  • Collaboration with relevant agencies including Public Safety Agency in joint survey on roads for traffic safety and improving the safety measures

△ others

  • Public awareness to improve the knowledge on road safety through TV, publications and other mass media
  • Awareness raising of children on basic road safety knowledge
  • International support- workshop on road safety conducted last year with the support from UNESCAP
problems related to improvement of road safety
Problems related to improvement of road safety
  • Existing strategy for road safety is not in harmonization with the regional and international compliance with the international goals and not properly implemented due to the lack of appropriate resources
  • Lack of proper technical knowledge on road safety in road development and maintenance sectors
  • Lack of scientific information database for improvement of road safety (traffic monitoring and information on accidents and risk locations, and etc.)
  • Shortage in provision of material/equipment and advanced technologies for road safety
priority issues and investment needs for improvement of road safety
Priority issues and investment needs for improvement of road safety
  • Development of national strategy and action plan for improvement of road safety in line with the international goals.
  • Establishment of computerized information system for road safety improvement and creation of proper human and technological capacities for it.
  • Demonstration and replication of road safety improvement in highway roads of AH network as a model of road safety.
  • Technology transfer and exchange of experiences as well as cooperation with other countries in relation with the road safety improvement
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