Implementing Road Safety Audit (RSA) in Ukraine – a key priority for the European Investment Bank (EIB)

     With Ukraine’s rapidly expanding road networks and a growing concern for road safety on both new and existing road projects, well-executed road safety audits can help improve road safety and reduce the number and seriousness of car accidents at a low cost to benefit ratio. 

     New roads are designed according to safety standards but quickly experience crash “blackspots” due to various reasons such as speeding.  Road safety audits are designed to specifically address and prevent such sudden increases in traffic accidents by providing an integrated assessment of a new or existing road project to identify problem areas and recommend improvements.

 

     Is Ukraine ready to adopt road safety audits for the benefit of all road users?

     On June 3, the EIB funded project "Modernization and Enhancement of Road Safety in Ukraine” reviewed the current state of play regarding the implementation of the Road Safety Audit (RSA) in Ukraine.

     The meeting provided a platform for the institutions engaged in the RSA process to discuss about current challenges and opportunities in maximizing the use of RSA potential in Ukraine; future steps in ensuring an effective organization of RSA in Ukraine.

     Present at the meeting were representatives of the European Investment Bank, EGIS, Verkhovna Rada (Transport Committee), Reform Support Team of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, State Road Agency for Ukraine (Ukravtodor).

     For more information about RSA in Ukraine, please contact Ilie Bricicaru, Key Expert on RSA at ilie.bricicaru@egis-ukraina.com