As a road authority, SANRAL is mindful of its abilities and limitations when it comes to improving road safety on our roads. A road safety strategy must therefore challenge SANRAL’s abilities, but yet set goals that are realistically achievable.
A Road Safety Strategy must give clear and concise direction to the Safety Management System. A Strategy comprises, (i) a Vision, (ii) a Set of Goals and (iii) Key Safety Issues to be addressed.
“To achieve a sustainably safe national road network for all our road users, primarily through engineering, but also through partnerships with education and enforcement authorities and stakeholders”
Mission / Objectives
The mission/objectives to be achieved to realize our vision were as follows:
- Road Safety Engineering
- Reactive Measures: Identify and remedy all hazardous locations on the national network.
- Proactive Measures: 1. Maximize the portion of road network that conforms to specified road safety performance standards. 2. Maximize the portion of road network for which plans are defined for meeting certain safety performance standards.
- Road Safety Partnerships
- IMS and Traffic Law Enforcement: 1. Promote, Develop, Coordinate, Implement and Monitor IMS Systems on all Roads under SANRAL’s jurisdiction. 2) Develop Effective Traffic Law Enforcement Partnerships such as Local, Provincial and National Partnerships
- Road Safety Education and Training: 1: Develop Effective Road Safety Education In-house Programs and Partnerships with external stakeholders. 2. Promote Road Safety Awareness among all our road users.
- 3rd Party Claims
- Maintain an effective and efficient 3rd party claim system that adds value to the RSMS.
Goals / Milestones
- Maximise the portion of road network that conforms to specified road safety performance standards.
- Maximise the portion of road network for which plans are defined for meeting certain safety performance standards.
- Identify and remedy all hazardous locations on the national network
- Develop Road Safety Partnerships
- Create Road Safety Awareness among all our road users
Key Safety Issues
- General road user apathy toward road safety
- Points of conflict between motorised and non-motorised transport modes on our network
- Road environment does not influence road user behaviour enough
- Unforgiving Road Environment
- Driver fatigue