STOP THE PRESS! 700,000 deaths and serious injuries avoided: John Hopkins report

Using the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) methodology, changes in safety infrastructure and safer speeds have prevented 700,000 deaths and serious injuries in 74 countries since 2016, according to a new Johns Hopkins University article published in response. revisited. Plus one.

The paper “Statistical Estimation of Fatal and Serious Injuries Saved by iRAP Protocols in 74 Countries” estimates the likely impact of the largest milestones on 1,039 infrastructure projects where they used the iRAP methodology and tools.

The key information gaps, with year-to-year models, are expected to enable the application of the iRAP model to prevent an estimated total of 699,768 deaths and serious injuries between the year 2016 and the end of 2024. In addition, the document projected for 2044, treaties Existing roads have avoided 3.2 million deaths and serious injuries, thanks to the useful life of effective media of 20 years.

The study is the first to explore the impact of road projects funded by governments, development banks, NGOs and private sector road operators around the world using iRAP methodology and tools.

The iRAP star calibration method provides an average target of safety levels via “built-in” vials on the road for vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, cyclists and road drivers. Present an evidence-based measure of the likelihood of an accident occurring and your severity. A route with a 1 star rating is the least safe, while a route with a 5 star rating is the safest.

Examples of projects where the iRAP methodology has been used include:

In Karnataka, India, deaths are reduced by 54% and injuries by 42% on a 62 km stretch of the Belagavi-Yaragatti highway; in Victoria, Australia, deaths are reduced by 77% and days spent in hospital are reduced by 74% on 1,730 kilometers of key roads; zero fatalities and a loss of 89% with children on a highway 4028 tram in Thailand; in Shaanxi, China, road deaths decreased by 33% and injuries were reduced to the highest (53%) over 850 km of road; in Albania, road deaths fell by 23% thanks to the treatment of 1,335 kilometers of the country’s most heavily trafficked primary and secondary roads; in England, deaths are reduced by 54% on more than 7,000 kilometers of red strategy roads; and in Colombia, speed limit reductions informed by iRAP assessments resulted in a 22% reduction in fatalities.

Rob McInerney, executive director of iRAP, said: “We are very organized and better for everyone and for all the lives saved by our companies around the world. We don’t know who we saved, but we know we could be someone you or your friends. It is important that this survey is that countries and organizations that use the iRAP methodology and tools to inform the reversal on the safest roads (such as steels and crosses, bicycle vehicles, safety bars and traffic pacification) have an impact. truly and measurable.”

iRAP associations now span over 125 countries, 1.8 million miles of road star classifications and designs, and 1.8 million miles of Riesgos maps, influencing the safety of more than 100 million millions of dollars of reversal in careers.

Globally, deaths and injuries in transit accidents have been reduced from the first time they are recorded, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO), which identified the best road standards as an important factor. The Global Plan for December 2021-2030 set targets for the majority of travel to be on 3-star or better roads by 2030, and for all new roads to be built to these standards.

Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, co-author of the paper and director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), said: “The world is in constant motion. The characters go through work, go to school, do research and participate in different activities of the day. Recognizing this reality, the Sistema Seguro investigation enfatizas “secure vial infrastructure” as an essential component of your framework. Therefore, prioritizing integration in urban planning and development initiatives must be imperative in every city, country and region. We are optimistic that this studio will serve to amplify the importance of secure infrastructure and inject renewed vigor into global security efforts.

FIA Foundation Executive Director Saul Billingsley said: “The FIA ​​Foundation is incredibly set up to be a lead donor to iRAP’s work creating the tools and methodology to make roads safer for everyone. This analysis shows the profound impact that iRAP is present throughout the world. This prevents miles of deaths and serious injuries in the midst of evaluating, designing and improving road safety. We now need a major government reversal and support from development banks to provide a more secure infrastructure over the next five years so that we can do everything possible to exploit metadata from the security decade and the development goals. Sustainable “.