Safety performance analysis of road signage across highway: experience from existing road safety audit in Bangladesh
Submission Date: 2019
Roads with flawed design causing loss of innumerable lives. iRAP assessed Bangladesh’s most of the roads as 2-stars or less out of 5-stars indicating significant infrastructural deficiency. Here, road crashes claim 68 lives daily and USD316 million annually. To assess the infrastructural hazard, Roads and Highways Department, Bangladesh, conducted road safety audit on 500km crash-prone highway. It reveals that only 10.4% signages are available than required whereas 21.4 % existing sign are either nonfunctioning or wrongly designed. The evaluation summarized that investment of USD1 million could eliminate this hazard and make roadways safer. This article highlighted those findings and recommendations.