RRaad voor de Transportveiligheid
The Dutch Transport Safety Board has ceased to exist and has become part of The Dutch Safety Board inJanuary 2005
RDW Centrum voor Voertuigtechniek en Informatie
The RDW Vehicle Technology and Information Centre serves by following the total life span of vehicles and their relevant documents. The RDW, using its main competence, aims at offering extra added social value in the form of concrete products and services for governments and companies.
The objective of RIPCORD-ISEREST is to develop best practice guidelines based upon the current research results for:
- Road Safety Impact Assessment tools and Accident Prediction Models
- Road Design and Road Environment
- Road Safety Audit
- Road Safety Inspection
- Black Spot Management and Safety Analysis of Road Network
Furthermore regarding safety interventions secondary roads – roads not compromised by the primary network such as freeways and highways - so far got much less attention than primary roads even though a large proportion of fatalities in rural areas occur on secondary roads. Still, design guidelines for these types of roads rarely exist within Europe. As a result a vast number of these roads are in a state which is inappropriate to modern road traffic. To fill this gap, RIPCORD-ISEREST will develop a Safety Handbook for Secondary Roads
Roadside infrastructure for safer european roads
The underlying belief of RISER is that single vehicle collisions - responsible for 14,000 deaths a year in Europe alone - will continue despite the best attempts of road safety research.
However, solutions exist that can reduce the number of these accidents as well as minimise the severity of collisions that do occur. The 36-month project will specifically address the scientific and practical issues involved in analysing the performance of roadside elements in order to develop guidelines for their optimal design and maintenance.
In the course of RONCALLI, the “Intelligent Speed Adaptation - ISA” concept is first being tested in Austria in the Lower Austrian districts of Wien-Umgebung, Mödling and Baden. A satellite-based driver assistance system informs drivers of current speed limits and warns of speeding violations. The start of the test run started early 2004 in the City of Klosterneuburg and continued throughout the first half of 2005 in the town of Mödling.
In September 2003 the European Commission tendered a project to investigate the situation of Road Safety Education (RSE) in all 25 Member States. It is evident that the differing development paths of school systems, and the differences in traffic, mentalities, cultures and administrations have all led to a fascinating variety of RSE initiatives. With this project the European Commission emphasises the need to collect and exchange good practice in order to launch a discussion on RSE Guidelines at the European level. This effort to strengthen European RSE networks, as well as to create synergies in RSE research and development, is an important investment for the benefit of the young generation.
ROSEBUD (Road Safety and Environmental Benefit-Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Use in Decision-Making) is a thematic network funded by the European Commission to support users at all levels of government (European Union, national, regional, local) with road safety related efficiency assessment solutions for the widest possible range of measures. ROSEBUD will bring together e.g. users, researchers, decision makers, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders around efficiency assessment of road safety measures. It is designed to facilitate networking of organisations, co-ordination of activities and exchange and dissemination of knowledge.
Evaluation of roadside oral fluid drug tests for the detection of drivers under the influence of drugs
The objective of the ROSITA (RoadSIdeTesting Assessment) is to identify the requirements for roadside testing equipment, and to make an international comparative assessment of existing equipment or prototypes. The assessment will address roadside testing result validity, equipment reliability, usability (practicality) and usage costs.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is a registered charity which was established over 80 years ago. Providing information, advice, resources and training, RoSPA is actively involved in the promotion of safety in all areas of life - at work, in the home, and on the roads, in schools, at leisure and on or near water. RoSPA aims to campaign for change, influence opinion, contribute to debate, educate and inform - for the good of all.
RSA - Road Safety Authority
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is tasked with improving safety on our roads in order to reduce death and injury resulting from road collisions. The legal basis for the RSA is set out in the Road Safety Authority Act 2006. The RSA formally came into existence on 1st September 2006.
An objective of the RSA is to bring Ireland's road safety record into line with "best practice" countries throughout the World.
The achievement of this objective will involve cooperation with many stakeholders working in the area of road safety, including the Gardai, education sector, health sector, local authorities, National Roads Authority, the media and of course the general public.