18 September 2013
The inspections and the evaluation of 3,500km of the Greek trans-European road network have been started within the framework of the SENSOR project.
The inspections covered 10 Greek regions, using the internationally recognized RAP standardized methodology, which has been applied in more than 90 countries worldwide for the analysis of more than 650.000 Km.
During the inspections, Make Roads Safe Hellas, using a specially equipped vehicle, inspected the routes in 100m distance sections, so as factors known to affect crash rates to be measured. The data gathered has been analysed in the laboratory with the use of a multi-attribute model so as the roads’ risk level to be calculated and the Star Rating process to be concluded. In that way the adjective comparison of the roads’ risk levels will be feasible, not only on national but also on European and global level. Following the inspection phase, the SENSOR’s partners will work on the development of the most effective bank-ready investments plans which will be of high return, affordable and capable of being implemented over the UN Decade as freestanding schemes, in maintenance programmes or rehabilitation schemes.
During the road inspection journey, Make Roads Safe Hellas team had the opportunity to meet local authorities from the regions and cities where the vehicle inspected the TEN-T routes and received their support. In total, the 12 meetings have been organised and more than 55 articles to local press/media online have been released. Also, during these meetings, 7 television as well as 2 radio interviews is took place.
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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