Paul Durdin has recently completed presentations on Urban KiwiRAP, NZ’s Road Assessment Programme, to the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) Innovation Workshop in Melbourne and to the Canterbury Branch of the IPENZ Transportation Group.
The iRAP Innovation Workshop saw 40 of the world’s leaders in the development, delivery and use of the iRAP protocols invited to share their experiences. The workshop demonstrated that NZ is leading the way internationally in terms of risk mapping. Risk mapping is a technique used by road controlling authorities to identify and target efforts at those parts of the road network that have the highest risk of future high-severity crashes. The process represents a significant shift in the identification and treatment of road safety issues from a wholly reactive approach to one that is increasingly proactive. A copy of Paul's presentation to the iRAP Innovation Workshop can be downloaded here .