Road Safety

Road Safety is crucial to every journey that we make on the highway, whether as a pedestrian, cyclist, bus or coach user, car occupant, agricultural vehicle occupant, motorcyclist, horse-rider, delivery or large vehicle occupant.

Road Collision Facts Ireland 2012 (published by the Road Safety Authority, identified 26,171 traffic collisions reported by An Garda Siochana, of which:

  • 89 occupants of cars were killed and 5,325 were injured;
  • 19 motorcyclists were killed and 336 were injured;
  • 8 pedal cyclists were killed and 630 were injured;
  • 29 pedestrians were killed and 1,009 were injured; and,
  • 17 other road users, for example lorry drivers, were also killed.

Provisional Statistics for 2013 are now available from the Road Safety Authority.

Detailed information of Motorcyclist Fatalities in 2013 has been released by An Garda Síochána.

Liberty insurance has recently undertaken research into driver distraction in Ireland. Only 3% of Irish drivers admitted to being unsafe drivers, yet an astonishing 46% of drivers admitted to acts that are unsafe.  Common distractions included:

 

  • Changing the radio channel (36%)
  • Eating while driving (9%)
  • Talking on the phone (9%)
  • Texting while driving (4%)

 

In addition to the work undertaken by the RSA and others, aimed at reducing number and severity of collisions, including:

  • promoting public road safety awareness campaigns;
  • developing road safety advice; and,
  • commissioning and undertaking research,

it is important that the design of proposed highway schemes, and the nature and form of existing highways are safe as possible for all road users.  The safety of existing highways can improved through the implementation of remedial safety schemes, or traffic management measures such as traffic calming.

Our Philosophy

Improving road safety is integral to approach to work. Regardless of the size or nature of the scheme, or whether the scheme is located in an urban or rural area, our service is tailored to be specific to solving identified problems whilst not causing new problems.  TTRSA’s commitment to the professional and technical development of our team ensures that we can provide advice on road safety best practice, international innovation and the latest research.

How TTRSA can help

TTRSA have a wealth of experience in:

  • highway design;
  • remedial safety schemes;
  • route and area collision analysis; and,
  • Road Safety Audits.

Our range of services includes:

  • providing road safety advice at the assessment stage or design stage of a proposed scheme;
  • undertaking Road Safety Audits - Feasibility Stage, Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3, for highway schemes and planning applications including technical advice for An Bord Pleneala appeal stage;
  • providing an independent check or review of proposed highway design or remedial measures including road signing;
  • undertaking the design for traffic management schemes
  • providing road safety advice or support for planning applications;
  • providing road safety advice or support for urban design and regeneration schemes;
  • undertaking road safety studies including statistical and spatial collision analysis, economic analysis, and the development of options for improving safety; and,
  • providing assistance in the preparation of road safety strategies or plans.

Contact us to discuss your requirements or to obtain a quotation.

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