Data And Research

IRF webinar: Public-Private Partnerships and Innovative Finance for Infrastructure Projects

Cesa Bi-Annual economic and capacity survey July - Dec 2017

CESA -Bi-Annual Economic and Capacity Survey Jan - June 2017

Towards Safe System Infrastructure: A Compendium of Current Knowledge

Brake & Tyre Watch February 2018

SAFCEC State on the Industry report q3 2017

Draft NRSS - National Road Safety Strategy 2016 - 2030

Cost of Crashes in South Africa- RTMC Document

RTMC Hazlocs Document

Brake & Tyre Watch August 2017

London mayor considers pay-per-mile road pricing and ban on new parking _ UK news _ The Guardian.pdf


How and why road-pricing will happen

Local infrastructure impacted on by skills deficit.

SAICE Infrastructure report card 2017

IRC references

CESA Presenting and interpretation of latest survey results: July – December 2016

Tim Cox Engineering Solutions Rumble Strips

Paul Atchley Still Fooling Ourselves

Karen Bowman Driver Safety Campaigns

Pavement Preservation by Jimmy Kendrick

Water Resistant Bases For Paved / Gravel / Soil Roads

Flexible Pavement Design With Water-Resistant Layers

SmartPhone Road Condition Surveys - On Low Volume Roads

Applying Science To An Unsealed Road Network

SAFCEC State of the Industry Report

SARF funded case study for Cape Town

Europe’s Road Safety Figures Disappoint - How is Your Country Doing?

An important part of a road safety strategy is to evaluate how well road safety countermeasures are working.  A logical way to evaluate one country’s performance is to measure the annual increase/decrease of Killed and Seriously Injured persons due to traffic incidents.  If a countermeasure is not working, try something else.  As it has been said, “if Plan A did not work, don’t worry, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.  Try something else.”  If the countermeasure is working, use it again in another part of the road network to make that section of road or intersection safer.

How are the safety countermeasures you are implementing working?  Europe is constantly employing road safety concepts to make their roads safer and they will continue to repeat the use of high-performance countermeasures and will try new innovative means to make their roads safer when current countermeasures are not meeting their safety expectations.  The attached article explains their recent results.

What are the road safety results in your country?  Will you meet the challenge of the United Nations Decade of Action to reduce 2015 level fatalities by 50% on your roads by 2020?  If not, what are you doing differently?

Albert Einstein once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  What are you doing to stop the insanity in your country?  Let us know how IRF can help you to make your roads safer today.

“If something is important to you, you will FIND A WAY to make it happen.  If it is not important, you will find an excuse.”  No more excuses!


Michael G.  Dreznes

Executive Vice President

International Road Federation

500 Montgomery St | Fifth Floor | Alexandria, VA USA 22314

Tel +1 918 373 9637 | Fax +1 703 535 1007

20170328 European Road Safety Disappointment

Funding and Financing Road Infrastructure by Ulrike Rwida - National Treasury

Proposed Roads Policy for South Africa by Whity Maphakela National Department of Transport.

Challenges and proposed solutions for building Rural and Peri-Urban Road Infrastructure: Case Studies from Limpopo - MP Matji and NM Ramaboea Road Agency Limpopo

Challenges and proposed solutions for developing an efficient and sustainable Road Network- Mpho Kau – JRA.

The Cost of Crashes in South Africa - September 2016

South African Road Network Condition, Needs and Funding - Louw Kanneweyer - SANRAL

State of the South African Civil Engineering Contracting Industry 3rd Quarter 2016

CESA State of the Industry report January - July 2016

Automated Vehicles Driver Knowledge Attitudes and Practices

Automated Vehicles: Driver Knowledge, Attitudes, & Practices Executive Summary

How drivers say they will use self-driving vehicles (Infographic)

Effects of electronic billboards on driver distraction

French study on drowsy driving

A brief history of transport Infrastructure in South Africa up to the end of the 20th century Written by Dr. Malcolm Mitchell

Chapter 1: Setting the scene
Chapter 2: Early days or railways and harbours
Chapter 3: The first roads – building and foundation for the country-wide road network
Chapter 4: The rise and fall of rail -fluctuating fortunes for modern rail infrastructure up to the 21st century
Chapter 5: Ports and Pipelines
Chapter 6: Urban transport – a saga of political indecision and lost opportunities
Chapter 7: Secondary and tertiary roads
Chapter 8: The development of national road systems during the second half of the 20th century