Governance and Effective Management: Speed Management Demonstration Project, in the Islamic Republic of Iran
ACRS, DOI:10.33492/JRS-D-21-00038, https://doi.org/10.33492/JRS-D-21-00038
Submission Date: November 10, 2021 Journal
Suggested Citation: Mooren, L., et. al. (2021). Governance and Effective Management: Speed Management Demonstration Project, in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Journal of Road Safety, 32(4), 40-50 https://doi.org/10.33492/JRS-D-21-00038
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) has embarked on a challenging project aiming to demonstrate how to make road travel safer through speed management measures based on Safe System Approach (SSA) and Result Based Management (RBM). This follows from mounting concern in curbing a high death rate from motor vehicle crashes in recent years. However, despite the Government’s commitment to address this problem, there have been setbacks owing to the challenges of putting in place a strong collaborative framework involving all the agencies charged with responsibilities for road engineering, traffic law enforcement and public education. Iran has established a National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) to lead and coordinate actions. In implementing a demonstration project, specific partnership arrangements have been established at national and provincial levels, as well as pillar-based project teams in 3 provinces. This paper examines the governance structure and opportunities to strengthen the collaborative management of the project and how similar programs can be established and executed in other countries to improve road safety based on SSA and RBM.