Current projects

Bangladesh

In a cooperative project with the Dutch NGO Safe Crossings we work on the introduction of speed reducing measures on Bengalese national highways. The project focusses on  villages that are being traversed by high speed through roads. Effects of speed reducing measures on three pilot locations along the N2 highway between Dhaka and Sylhet in Bangladesh were evaluated in a before and after study by the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh (CIPRB).  The Road Traffic Injury Research Network selected this study for support by a financial grant of USD 27,000 (provided by The World Bank). Safe Crossings asked our advice on the design of the speed measures and about the set-up of the evaluation study. Subsequently we  facilitated a training in Dhaka for researchers of CIPRB on the so called conflict-observation method; this technique is used for the impact assessment of the speed measures. The training was given  by Dr. Richard van der Horst, a specialist in this field and senior consultant of Road safety for all. The results of the project show an impressive reduction in number of fatalities on the N2 highway, see Horst et al; Vet et al.. Based on these positive findings a project plan is prepared to introduce speed reducing measures on a larger scale.

 

 

For more details on the current Road safety for all projects: see our recent Annual Reports (in dutch: Jaarverslag 2014 and 2015).

 

Interested in cooperating with Road safety for all and Safe Crossings? Contact one of us!