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Development of Road Safety Strategy Kingdom of Bahrain Shawqia Humidan & Mahmoud Al-Katib & Arab Mashreq Road Safety Partnership Workshop Doha 21 -22 October.

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1 Development of Road Safety Strategy Kingdom of Bahrain Shawqia Humidan & Mahmoud Al-Katib & Arab Mashreq Road Safety Partnership Workshop Doha October 2008

2 Outline of the presentation  Background to Road safety in Bahrain  Brief Introduction and objectives  The development of the strategy  Summary of the proposed Strategy  Funding requirements & economic benefits

3 Fatal Accidents Trend 1995 – 2005 in the Kingdom of Bahrain No of Accidents Year Source General Traffic Department Bahrain

4 Death per 100,000 people in the Region Source World Bank 2001 figures

5 Death per 100,000 vehicle in the Region Source World Bank 2001 figures

6 Development of Road Safety Strategy Kingdom of Bahrain

7 Objective of the study  Evaluate traffic safety in Bahrain  Review and appraise the current level of traffic safety  Identify strengths and weaknesses  Identify the main critical issues and their effects for the future  Examine the options and the possibilities of implementation  Set Accidents reduction target for the next 10 years.  Formulate a future road safety strategy for the Kingdom of Bahrain

8 Kingdom of Bahrain Road Safety Strategy Establish facts Examine Options Develop Strategy Agree Strategy Sector Reviews  Management  Data  Engineering  Training, Testing, Licensing  Vehicle Inspection  Insurance  Traffic Law  Publicity  Education  Medical Care  Evaluation & Research SWOT Analysis Stakeholder Engagement Driver Observation Prioritise Critical Issues Target Setting Management Structure National Road Safety Council Strategic Safety Unit Stakeholder Buy-in Funding Monitoring Roles and Responsibilities Five Year Action Plans Budgeting Reporting Technical Presentations Launch IMPLEMENT? IdentifyUnderstandDevelopEvaluatePrioritiseMonitor Implement

9 How was the traffic safety system evaluated 1 Traffic safety management and coordination 2Road safety engineering 3Road safety education 4Traffic law enforcement 5Vehicle safety 6Emergency and medical care 7Evaluation of research Each sector was given a weighting relative to it’s importance to the safety system The traffic safety system has been be divided into the following sectors;

10 Traffic Safety Performance Indicators PlanSectorSub sector Road Safety 1. Road Safety Management & Coordination 2. Engineering 3. Education 4. Enforcement 6. Emergency & Medical Care 7. Evaluation 5. Vehicle Safety 1.1 Road Safety Managt’. & Coordination 1.2 Crash & Injury information 1.3 Insurance & Accident Costing 2.1 Road Safety Engineering 3.1 Traffic Education of Children 3.2 Driver Training & Testing 3.3 Traffic Safety Publicity 4.1 Traffic Law 4.2 Traffic Law Enforcement 5.2 Vehicle Standards 5.3 Hazardous Goods + Overloading 6.1 Emergency Services 6.2Trauma Management 6.3 Victim Rehabilitation 7.1 Road Safety Research/ Monitoring 5.1 Vehicle Testing/Inspection = Proposed weighting 30 Slide No

11 Who are the main stakeholders?   Traffic Control Board   Ministry of Roads and Housing including   Road Planning & Design Directorate   Ministry of Education   Ministry of Health including   Ambulance and Emergency Medical Care Services   Ministry of Interior   General Directorate of Traffic including   Driver Examination   Vehicle Inspection   Ministry of Transportation   Ministry of Finance   Governorate Affairs   Public Driving Schools   Fire and Civil Defence Services   Bahrain Road Traffic Research   Major Insurance companies

12 The Evaluation Results Summary of sector scores Sector Level of service Emergency and Medical Care94% Vehicle Insurance86% Road Safety Education in Schools64% The Accident Data System56% Road Safety Publicity54% Safety Engineering48% Road Safety Management Co-ordination, Funding and Strategies 42% Driver Training Testing and Licensing41% Traffic Law Enforcement38% Vehicle Inspection38% Evaluation and Research24.5% Less Action More Action

13 Summary of the proposed Strategy Summary of the proposed Strategy

14 Main Elements of the Strategy  A target of reducing Fatal and Serious casualties by 30% by 2016 compared to the 2006 base line was set.  A new road safety management structure has been approved with a National Road Safety Council.  A Strategic Road Safety Unit is approved to assist in the implementation of the Strategy.  129 initiatives were identified in all sectors  A five year implementation programme was developed & costed

15 Summary of Cost per sector SectorCost B.D Management, Co-ordination and Funding Accident Data System Road Safety Engineering Driver Training, Testing and Licensing Vehicle Inspection Vehicle Insurance Traffic Law Enforcement Road Safety Publicity Road Safety Education in Schools Emergency and Medical Care Evaluation and Research Total

16 Total Cost of the Five year Action Plan

17 How much will be saved When the strategy is implemented, the reduction in the number of accidents will save the Kingdom’s economy over 100 million B.D. Please remember that the above number is an under estimate, it does not include the Human Grief and Suffering If Included the figure would be 180 million B.D

18   Estimates of the economic benefits of savings by a 30% reduction of all accidents over a ten-year period 100 million BD.   The cost of implementing the improvements in the different sectors as outlined above, and amounts to a total of 13.9 million BD If the Kingdom spends 25 million B.D over ten years The minimum rate of return will be 4 to 1 Saving…… Summary

19 How will it work To ensure that the strategy is implemented, the following must be provided:   The highest possible level political support.   Clearly defined leadership.   Experienced safety experts to get the process underway.   Sustainable financial resources must be available. Improvement in road safety is an investment to ensure a safe environment for future generations

20 Progress to Date   The national existing Traffic Board is to be extended to cover the duties identified for the National Road Safety Council.   A technical working team from all stakeholders is formed   Outline budgets have been set with implementation starting in 2009 and has been secured in principle.   The establishment of the SRSU is underway.   A review of Speed Limits, the first project to arise out of the Strategy is nearing completion..   Work is underway at Ministry of Works to start further projects next year, including Road safety engineering plan, a review of highway design standards, and formalisation of Safety Audit procedures.   Work is underway at the Ministry of Interior to appoint Consultants to assist in the implementation of their elements of the Strategy.

21 Summary   The current road safety situation was assessed   The stakeholders have been cooperative and fully engaged   There is a considerable room for improvements in most sectors.   Setting a long term strategy to reduce causality numbers, is timely and will enable the government to keep the Kingdom’s roads safe.   The strategy has been developed in discussion with the stakeholders to ensure that it is practical and can be implemented. We are confident that many lives will be saved

22 Thank you for your kind attention Mrs Shawqia Humidan Chief Traffic Engineer Ministry Of Works P. O. Box 5 Manama Kingdom of Bahrain TEL: Fax: For more information, please contact Mahmoud Al-Katib Managing Director TSTN Limited United Kingdom TEL/ FAX: U.K. Mobile: Bahrain Mobile: Saudi Mobile:


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