|Assessment of the Effectiveness of Road Safety Measures|
|The Joint Transport Research Centre of the OECD and the International Transport Forum
is conducting a study on the effectiveness of road safety measures. The study will
investigate the assessment and estimates of the effectiveness of road safety treatments
and strategies (often referred to as crash reduction factors in the major OECD/ITF regions.
This study will examine if studies and findings on crash modification functions (CMF) from one country be routinely applied in other countries. If so, what do the government agencies in OECD and ITF Member countries need to know and do to make assessments of road safety measures systematically transferable?
The development of reliable estimates of crash modification functions is costly and time consuming, thus placing a burden on countries to develop full sets of measures independently of other countries. The proposed project would facilitate international collaboration to address this common need and to stimulate greater efficiency in the development of reliable safety effectiveness estimates and their dissemination. The objectives are to:
|Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.|
|The working group was launched in 2010.
An International Workshop on Transferability of CMFs was organised on 23 January 2011 in Washington D.C.
The final report will be published in Spring 2012.
For more information, please contact: Jari Kauppila