Crash Rate Mapping

EuroRAP Crash Rate Risk Maps give an objective view of where people are being killed or seriously injured on a road network and where their crash risk is greatest. They capture the combined risk arising from the interaction of road users, vehicles and the road environment.

The risk mapping protocols highlight the high- and medium-high risk sections of road across a country or region. As part of a policy commitment to eliminate high-risk roads it is recommended that partners set a target to eliminate all high- and medium-high risk roads and increase the percentage of the network or travel that is in the low-risk categories.

Risk Maps can help inform priorities across all pillars of road safety action (management, infrastructure, vehicles, road users and post-crash care).  They include standard ways of expressing and benchmarking:

  • crashes per kilometre or mile
  • crashes per kilometre or mile travelled
  • crashes per road user group, crash type or other metrics
  • crash costs per length or distance travell

Crash Risk Mapping Design Specifications – sets out the design and cartographic specification for the production of RAP Crash Risk Mapping to a standard format.

Crash Risk Mapping Technical Specifications – sets out the technical specifications for the production of RAP Crask Risk Mapping to a standardised format

Crash Risk Mapping Template – designed to assist in the collection/collation of Crash Risk Mapping data.

If you have any questions about the iRAP methodology that are not answered in the fact sheets, please contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions. 

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