A National Road Safety Authority (ANSR) Conference occurring tomorrow will examine the economic and social impact of road crashes in Portugal.
The conference has been prepared for ANSR by the Management Studies Center of the Higher Institute of Economics and Management (ISEG) and will present a local study authored by Carlos Manuel Pereira da Silva, Professor at the Higher Institute of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, Jorge Miguel Ventura Bravo, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at the New University of Lisbon (NOVA IMS), and João Manuel Gonçalves, Professor of the scientific area of social sciences at the Catholic University of Portugal.
The conference agenda includes:
• Welcome Rui Ribeiro, ANSR President
• Economic and social impact of road crashes in Portugal Carlos Manuel Pereira da Silva, Professor at the Higher Institute of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon
• What is the use of economic and social costs in road safety planning? Carlos Lopes, Head of ANSR Road Safety Prevention Unit
• The Business Case for Safer Roads and innovative results-based financing to save lives Rob McInerney, CEO, iRAP
• Why road safety matters? Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE of the European Commission
• Road safety investments ln Portugal: Success cases Ana Tomaz, ANSR Vice-President
• Conference close Patricia Gaspar, Secretary of State of Home Affairs
For more information on the event and to register, click HERE.
Portugal, led by Automovel Club de Portugal, is one of 20 EuroRAP national schemes supporting the implementation of the Road Infrastructure Safety Management (RISM) Directive by independently benchmarking the safety of the TEN-T and primary European roads. The EuroRAP Portugal Programme has already assessed the safety of more than 10,000 km of roads and 10 schools. 78 nationals have benefited from virtual iRAP trainings, along with 22 people trained in events delivered locally.
According to iRAP’s Vaccines for Roads Big Data Tool, it is estimated that nearly 8,500 fatalities and serious injuries occur on Portugal’s roads annually at a cost of USD$3.7 billion to the local economy per annum. Achieving greater than 75 per cent of travel on 3-star or better roads for all road users in the country by 2030 stands to save over 37,000 lives and serious injuries each year and $13.7 billion with a benefit of $3 saved for every $1 spent.