EuroRAP provides members with regular opportunities to connect with:
- EuroRAP, as the Association helping apply RAP protocols in Europe, is pleased to cooperate with national road authorities and private motorways to achieve higher safety standards on European roads by developing a shared work programme on to 2030, to support in the implementation of the Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive by independently benchmarking the safety of the core TEN-T and primary European roads, as well as their fitness to deploy automated vehicles.
- The requirements of the revised Road Infrastructure Safety Directive (RISM) are already considered by EuroRAP members and accredited suppliers who have carried RAP assessments in Europe. Assessment to date have either been performed by EuroRAP national programmes leads as national initiatives or within European Commission projects (SENSOR, RADAR, SLAIN) or both. The EC CEF SLAIN project supports and encourages the main changes to the Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive 2008/96/EC and assesses the readiness of Europe’s infrastructure for automation in 4 Member States (Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece).
Please have a look at our Position Paper on how we could support in the implementation of the Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive.
- EuroRAP wish to invite national member states to research and develop together the future star rating of road automation. In addition to that road safety assessments will aim on readability and detectability of road markings and road signs for human drivers and automated driver assistance systems.
Following the success of the Euro NCAP programme in the 1990s in raising vehicle safety standards, European Ministries, road authorities and NGOs together created in 2002 the first Road Assessment Programme, EuroRAP. The philosophy behind it was simple: “if you drive a 5-star vehicle on a 5-star road and you obey the traffic rules, you should be able to survive a traffic accident”. Over the past two decades, across Europe, several Civil Society Members carried out projects to measure infrastructure safety, preferably in collaboration with road authorities. Important goals were to raise awareness and understanding of infrastructure risks, ultimately in order to decrease the number of road victims. EuroRAP is keen to collaborate also with civil society members to support, to champion progress, raise awareness and help training.
EuroRAP partners with industry to improve the safety performance of road infrastructure and better protect the well-being of their employees and other road users in order to reduce the number of road traffic fatalities and injuries substantially as well as reduce company’s crash costs.
The Sustainable Development Goals provide a powerful framework for businesses to engage in corporate social responsibility. EuroRAP as an International Not for profit Organization is engaging with Industry in two ways via ‘’Business Call to Action’’ and ‘’Research and Innovation’’.
Business Call to Action
EuroRAP has initiated the Business Call to Action for road safety to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Targets 3 and 4 by challenging companies to develop inclusive and innovative business models for safer roads as well as support their organisation with work related safety. Work-related motor vehicle crashes are often the leading cause of death and a major contributory factor to loss of life in the workplace in industrialized countries.
Globally, between 25 and 33 percent of road crashes are work-related and 36 percent of occupational deaths are due to crashes. Work-related road users comprise drivers and riders of varying types of vehicle used for a range of purposes (e.g. company cars, vans, pickups, large goods vehicles, buses, taxis, minicabs, emergency vehicles, construction and agricultural machinery, motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles). Road crashes are the leading cause of death for 15-29 year olds.
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is held every year on April 28.
‘’Research and Innovation’’
Working within the iRAP Innovation Framework, EuroRAP is partnering with industry, universities and leading research institutes to ensure RAP products continue to meet the increasing need for evidence-based tools to inform and shape road safety investment.
In the next 10 years and considering the new trends in mobility (Urbanisation and Smart Cities, Connected and Automated Mobility, new road safety assessment practices using machine vision systems, sensors) EuroRAP together with its membership develop the fu and ture research priorities in order to envision Safer Roads in 2030-2050. EuroRAP is launching the Research and Innovation Advisory Committee and will engage with its members in order to prepare EuroRAP’s research priorities 2030-2050. EuroRAP is also involved in European Commission H2020 and Horizon Europe co-funded projects in order to further develop and deploy new RAP innovation tools.
See our work in https://eurorap.org/deployment-and-research-innovation/
As a member, your organization can benefit from:
- Membership engagement
- National Schemes
- Deployment and Research & Innovation
- Training & Accredited Suppliers
- Thought Leadership
- International Cooperation
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