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Title: Towards a road safety plan for Flanders-Belgium
Authors: DANIELS, Stijn
VAN HOUT, Kurt
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: ICTCT workshop, 19, Minsk, Belarus ; 26-27/10/2006.
Abstract: In 2005 the Minister for Mobility in Flanders-Belgium commissioned the Policy Research Centre for Traffic Safety at Hasselt University to elaborate a traffic safety plan for the Flanders region in Belgium. The 3 regions in Belgium are quite autonomous in their road safety policy, so this plan can be considered to a large extent as an equivalent of a national road safety plan. The elaboration of the road safety plan started in the beginning of 2006 and is conducted in three steps. The first step is a thorough problem analysis (“status questionis”) of the traffic safety problem in Flanders. In this phase facts and figures are written down about the evolution of traffic safety in Flanders-Belgium. The second step consists of the designing of a strategic vision on the development of road safety in Flanders. In the third and last step a number of policy measures will be selected. All selected measures will be presented in the template of a check-list with information about the measure: estimated cost, feasibility, expected effects, implementation horizon,... A number of critical success factors are identified that might determine the resulting effects of the plan quite strongly: commitment of key actors, clear description of measures, competent governance, public support, sufficient financial resources and reliable data.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11581
Link to publication: http://www.ictct.org/workshop.php?workshop_nr=23
Category: C2
Type: Conference Material
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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