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Safer roads in Chad

Recommendations for low-cost road safety measures in Chad

Author(s)

Sluis, Jan van der

Year

2002

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In the framework of the National Transport Support Project, SWOV provided local experts in Chad with technical assistance on road safety. The assistance focussed on the development of a comprehensive road safety strategy and physical road safety improvements on urban and inter-urban roads. The problem identification was based on the analysis of incompatibilities in the function, shape and use of roads. Based on this analysis, the following measures were advised: -Roads should be categorised to make their function self-explanatory. -Network planning should be introduced and ring roads for transit traffic should be provided. -Cross sections of roads should be improved. Low cost measures were provided for separation of motorised traffic and vulnerable road users. -Safe intersection design needs attention. Standard intersection designs were given for common intersection types in Chad. Low cost improvements of unsafe intersection designs were provided. -Traffic calming measures need to be taken to improve road safety. -Since inter-urban roads run through a great deal of villages, the design of urban sections of inter-urban roads needs special attention. A different design of T-junctions, the splitting up of roads into two one-way roads and the introduction of speeds humps are effective measures.

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