1-2 October 2013
The Institute for Transport Sciences Nonprofit Ltd. (KTI) organized a training titled “Inspection & Safety Ranking”, as part of the SENSoR project. The event was organized in the KTI in Budapest, and had duration of 2 days. The 13 participants included Roberta Calcina, representing the SEE Joint Technical Secretariat, the KTI team and Hungarian partners including experts and young professionals from the Ministry of National Development and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics that can use the skills gained from the training in their everyday work. The training sessions were delivered by Dr. Steve Lawson, Partnerships and Research Director for the Road Safety Foundation, and James Bradford, the Road Safety Foundation’s Operations Manager.
The objective of the first day was to introduce the Road Safety and the Road Assessment Programme (RAP), Star Ratings, the Safer Road Investment Plan protocol, the Star Rating V3 model, and working with ViDA. The second day focused on areas like Star Rating data handling, Creating Safer Roads Investment Plans, customizing countermeasures, quality review, interpreting the results, and more.
The training was very inclusive, discussion-based and practice-oriented. Trainees were able to go hands-on with ViDA, creating projects and trying their hand at road coding with continuous guidance and feedback from trainers. The event and its results will be showcased at a stakeholder meeting in the near future, where decision-makers will be invited to ensure high-profile dissemination of project activities.
All the participants who have successfully completed the 2-day course received a Certificate of Participation signed by Dr. Steve Lawson.
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