20 May 2013 : SENSOR in Slovakian Auto-Moto magazine "JACK"
This year’s second edition of the monthly auto-moto magazine Jack hosts the article about SENSOR project:
“RAP plans within the next Decade of Action are strategic and ambitious:
The SENSOR Project is a tool to accomplish these plans in the geographical area of South-Eastern Europe.
In Slovakia, the SENSOR project will ensure the statistic measuring of risk on more than 5000 km and provide real in-time road inspections on more than 2500 km of busy national and regional roads, where most of the serious road accidents are concentrated.
Both RAP Programme and SENSOR Project are underlining the case concept: road users cause more than 90% of serious road accidents. However, through the RAP protocols we are able to identify and predict the risk factors of the road infrastructure and create „self-explaining“ and „forgiving“ road design with a high benefit cost ratio.”
Download full article in pdf (in Slovakian)
The purpose of the “SENSOR – ROSEE Coordination Committee – SEROC” is to ensure strong coordination between the SENSOR and ROSEE projects on technical, scientific and dissemination issues, related to their goals. The SEROC Committee aims also to ensure alignment of both projects outcomes in regards to harmonized approaches and complementarity for road safety in the SEE region in line with the Southeast Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme strategy as well as EU and UN approaches. Finally, it monitors the degree in which the projects’ results are adopted at national level.
The Committee is considered to be a vital advisory board and both projects undertake to fully take into account its recommendations although these will be non-binding and not constrain either project meeting contracted obligations.
The general functions of SEROC are to:
Ensure oversight of both projects' strategy and outcomes in regards to harmonized EU and UN approaches as well as SEE Programme strategy;
Monitor the degree in which the projects' results are adopted at national level and provide consultation or recommendations;
Facilitate co-operation between SENSoR and ROSEE projects in initiating, developing, carrying out and monitoring actions designed to ensure the complementarity of the projects and the avoidance of overlapping activities;
Assist in the know-how exchange between the two projects and the enhancement of technical and scientific knowledge;
Assist in the development, review and distribution of road safety practices, procedures and policies;
Assist in the development of common dissemination actions.
Specific functions of SEROC are to prepare a schedule of recommended evidence, data and definitions to be used by both projects which is populated where practical and/or available. This schedule shall include:
Economic parameters to be used in road safety evaluations
Recorded deaths and associated time periods for SEE countries
Definitions and handling procedures for serious injuries
Definitions and handling of non-serious injuries and PDO (property damage only)
Traffic census data
Road network definitions and cartography
The SEROC shall also advise on the value added from:
Holding a Common mid-term and/or Final Conference and its modalities
Common channels of dissemination