A Monitoring System for the Effects of Activities of Transport Inspectorate Netherlands on Traffic Safety
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This project, performed for the Traffic Inspectorate Netherlands (TIN), investigates the possibilities of implementing instruments developed in the United States, especially SafeStat (see below), to monitor the effects of the activities carried out by the Transport and Water Management Inspectorate, (in Dutch "Inspectie Verkeer en Waterstaat (IVW)"), and Transport Inspectorate Netherlands (TIN, "Divisie Vervoer"), to increase road traffic safety. SafeStat is a set of rules, integrated in a software tool, which prioritizes U.S. motor carriers for safety inspections. Other instruments have been developed in the US for selecting vehicles for roadside inspections and for evaluating the effectiveness of road transport safety policy. The Dutch Ministry of Transport would like to develop a similar instrument for prioritizing carriers for inspection in the Netherlands, but also for assessing the effectiveness of the inspection activities (roadside inspections and on-site compliance reviews) carried out by TIN. The report contains a comparison of road safety aspects in the United States and The Netherlands and a description of the American tools and proposals for the development of similar tools in The Netherlands.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Part I
Factors Influencing Traffic Safety
Policy & Regulations
Summary and Conclusions from Part I
Introduction to Part II
Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM)
Motor Carrier Safety Status (SAFESTAT) Measurement System
Inspection Selection System (ISS)
Compliance Review Impact Assessment Model (CRIAM)
Safe-Miles Model and Intervention Model
Effects of Enforcement Activities on the Traffic Safety in the United States
Summary and Conclusions Part II
Introduction to Part III
A Proposed Tool for Prioritising Carriers for Compliance Reviews and Roadside Inspections
A Proposed Tool for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Compliance Reviews
A Proposed Tool for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Roadside Inspections
Possibilities for Ex Ante Evaluation
Summary and Conclusions Part III
Report on Visit to FMCSA and Volpe on 5-9 November 2001, Han Van Der Loop, AVV
Report on Visit to FMCSA and Volpe on 5-9 November 2001, Paul Huijbregts, AVV
Report on Visit to Volpe on 8-9 November 2001, Gerard De Jong, RAND Europe
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