In response to these statistics, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on Improving Global Road Safety as part of its Sustainable Development Goals. The resolution includes provisions for the establishment of a Second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 with a goal to halve road deaths and injuries by 2030.
The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) believes that improving the world’s roads to a 3-star or better standard is a key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals target of halving road deaths and injuries by 2030.
iRAP is a global charity dedicated to saving lives by eliminating high-risk roads worldwide. It is recognised as the pre-eminent global road safety authority, with over 100 member countries worldwide.
iRAP uses a Star Rating system to assess the safety of roads. As fig.1 shows, the risk of death or severe injury is halved for each improvement in star rating.
UN Sustainable Development Goals require that 75% of roads travelled need to be 3 star or better by 2030, which means that around 12 million km of global roads need to be assessed this decade.
In addition to saving lives, there is an economic benefit, as $8 is saved for every $1 invested in road safety in LMIC countries and 4:1 in high-income countries.
Instead of needing to send physical teams to conduct road assessments with manual data collection using video, Anditi has access to millions of kilometres of mobile and aerial LiDAR data and 360-degree imagery captured by our supplier network, saving on human resources, fuel, emissions and health and safety travel risks.
This data can then also be used in developing Safer Road Investment Plans, as well as for other purposes such as, the automatic identification of road assets, undertaking swept-path analysis for heavy vehicles and the calculation of bridge clearances for over-height vehicles, maximising the initial investment in the data capture and enabling a complete analysis of the road network.
Anditi can either complete the Star Rating or provide access to the RoadViewer web portal, which makes it easy to assess and code the road attributes to iRAP global standards.