This time it is a World Bank funded project in Chad, to perform a Road Safety Data Review and Technical Road Infrastructure Safety Study.
This technical assistance is two folds, a road safety data component, and a road infrastructure component.
First, it involves the assessment of the institutional arrangement of road safety data collection and analysis (which includes crash data among other types of data). This assessment will include a review of the database systems currently used in Chad, the data collection processes and forms within various administrations; availability of road safety data; current initiatives relating to road safety data. In addition, an analysis of the data quality, gaps and improvement options will be undertaken.
The aim of this assessment is to provide improvement options to current and planned procedures and systems for collecting, recording (including reporting process and report outline), analyzing, and reporting road crashes, recommend methodologies for the efficient and accurate entry of data according to international best practices, and provide guidance on the efficient rollout of the road safety database and monitoring system. It will include a comparison of different data collection tools and preparation of the roadmap for implementing the selected tool, together with knowledge sharing activities.
Second, in order to support the government in adopting safer road infrastructure designs and improving existing road networks to accommodate all road users, this consultancy would include assessments of a sample of selected high-risk roads of 100-150 km pulled from a large network of roads, provide options for improvement and technical guidance on speed management. The main objective of this portion of the assignment is to assess a representative sample of roads following the iRAP methodology, to provide best practice options to improve road safety on those sections that can be easily extended to the rest of the network.
In this technical assistance FRED Engineering will take advantage of its recent experience in the same country on behalf of the EIB. On that occasion, a simplified version of the iRAP methodology was tested for the entire process, from feasibility study to final design of the road infrastructure.