Road Infrastructure Safety Management

Original Language Title: Sicherheitsmanagement für die Straßenverkehrsinfrastruktur

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258. Regulation of the Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology on Safety Management for Road Transport Infrastructure

Due to § 5d of the Bundesstraßengesetz 1971, BGBl. No 286, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I No 62/2011, shall be arranged:

Impact assessment on road safety

§ 1. (1) Key elements of the impact assessment of road safety in accordance with § 5 (1) (1) (1) and (3) of the Bundesstraßengesetz 1971 (BStG 1971), Federal Law Gazette (BGBl). No 286, as amended,

1.

the definition of road safety objectives,

2.

the description of the actual situation and the zero variant in the forecasting time in the sphere of influence of the project and

3.

the discussion of the consequences of the different solutions to road safety.

(2) The impact assessment shall contain all the information necessary for a cost-benefit analysis of the solutions investigated.

(3) The impact assessment shall be based on the consideration of transport performance, accident rates and the severity of the accident in the respective sections of the observation, taking into account, in particular, the following aspects:

1.

geographical location (e.g. landslide, flood and avalanche danger),

2.

Types of nodes and distance between them,

3.

Driving speeds,

4.

Road cross-section (e.g. number of lanes, width of the road, structural separation),

5.

Trashing in position and height (road axis).

(4) For projects in accordance with Section 4 (3) of the BStG 1971, a simplified impact assessment shall be carried out in the submissions project, which shall include the elements of paragraph 1.

Road safety audit

§ 2. (1) The Federal Government (Bundesstraßenverwaltung) shall appoint an independent road safety verifier, certified in accordance with § 5a or § 5b BStG 1971, for the implementation of the road safety audit in accordance with § 5 (1) Z 2 and (4) BStG 1971. This is an audit report for each project level, in which it points to the safety-relevant design characteristics. If the federal government (federal highway administration) does not intend to remedy a lack of security identified by the expert in his report at the next stage of the project, he shall state this in an annex to the report and justify it.

(2) The following criteria shall be taken into account in the audit report for the project phase "subproject":

1.

weather conditions,

2.

Driving speeds,

3.

road cross section (cross-sectional elements),

4.

spatial lines,

5.

Visibility,

6.

design of nodes,

7.

the position and height of the trashing parameters,

8.

Road-side area including vegetation,

9.

Facilities with parking spaces.

(3) The following criteria shall be taken into account in the audit report for the project phase "construction project":

1.

Trashing in position and height,

2.

trashing parameters,

3.

spatial lines,

4.

Visibility,

5.

design of nodes,

6.

matching traffic signs and floor markings,

7.

street lighting,

8.

road equipment,

9.

Road-side area including vegetation,

10.

fixed obstacles next to the road,

11.

proper equipment of the parking spaces,

12.

taking account of unprotected road users (motorcyclists),

13.

User-friendly adaptation of vehicle restraint systems (midstripes and protective devices to avoid endangering unprotected road users).

(4) For the project phase "Completion of the construction", the audit report shall take into account in particular the following criteria:

1.

additional equipment in the street,

2.

Safety of road users and visibility conditions in different weather conditions (e.g. darkness, rain, fog),

3.

Visibility of traffic signs and road markings,

4.

Condition of the street ceiling.

(5) The Federal Government (Bundesstraßenverwaltung) has the Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology the Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology

1.

for the project phase "Einreichprojekt" together with the subproject,

2.

for the project phases "construction project" and "completion of the construction", if possible before, but at the latest within one year after traffic release

.

(6) Should certain security deficits occur more frequently, the Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology has to ensure that appropriate guidelines are developed to remedy this situation.

Road safety analysis of the road network in operation and publication of road sections with high accident frequency

§ 3. (1) In the course of a road safety analysis in accordance with Article 5 (1) (3) and (5) of the BStG 1971, the entire road network in operation, insofar as it is part of the trans-European road network, is divided into sections with a length of at least 3 km. The road safety analysis is to be submitted to the Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology within one month of completion.

(2) On those road sections which have the greatest potential for reducing the cost of accidents according to road safety analysis, the federal government (Bundesstraßenverwaltung) shall immediately, and within one year at the latest, have a local eye view. by a team of experts, in which at least one road safety verifier, certified in accordance with § 5a or § 5b BStG 1971, must be represented.

(3) The result of the local eyesight is a report on the road section examined in each case, which

1.

the description of the road section studied,

2.

a reference to any earlier reports on the same road section,

3.

the analysis of any accident reports,

4.

the number of accidents, the number of persons killed and seriously injured in the last three years, and

5.

a list of measures to be implemented in the short, medium or long term,

. This report, together with any annex, is to be submitted to the Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology within one month of completion.

(4) The federal government (Bundesstraßenverwaltung) has to publish sections of road with a high frequency of accidents on the basis of maps on its website.

Road safety checks

§ 4. (1) Test contents of the annual simple road safety inspections in accordance with § 5 (1) Z 4 and Section 6 of the BStG 1971 are in any case:

1.

Free-keeping of the classifying space,

2.

the proper state of the road surface,

3.

the proper state of the vehicle restraint systems and traffic signs,

4.

Completeness of the soil marking,

5.

the functioning of the drainage systems,

6.

Operational capability of existing emergency call facilities,

7.

Functionality of lighting.

(2) The implementation of the annual simple road safety checks shall be recorded.

(3) Test contents of the in-depth road safety inspections in accordance with § 5 (1) Z 4 and Section 6 of the BStG 1971 are in any case:

1.

Installation and visibility conditions,

2.

Road equipment,

3.

Presentation of information and information,

4.

lighting conditions,

5.

Conservation-including the state of the road,

6.

climatic influences,

7.

Collision-mechanical hazards.

(4) The implementation of the in-depth road safety inspections shall be carried out by an independent road safety verifier, certified in accordance with § 5a or § 5b BStG 1971. It has to record the results of the in-depth road safety inspections, including findings and remediation proposals, in a report. If the Federal Government (Bundesstraßenverwaltung) does not intend to remedy a lack of security identified by the expert in his report, he shall state this in an annex to the report and give reasons for this. The report, together with its single annex, is to be submitted to the Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology within one month of its completion.

(5) Should there be certain security deficits in the course of the in-depth road safety inspections, the Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology has to ensure that appropriate measures are taken in order to ensure that the necessary safety measures are taken into account. Guidelines for remedial action are developed.

Road safety verifiers

§ 5. Due to the evidence listed below, the professional qualification for the activity of a certified road safety expert (§ 5a BStG 1971) is to be regarded as being fulfilled:

1.

Certificates of

a)

the successful completion of the study direction Civil Engineering or Industrial Engineering-Construction Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering-Mechanical Engineering or Cultural Engineering and Water Management or Land Management-Infrastructure- construction engineering or a study course comparable with those fields of study or a comparable degree course of applied sciences and

b)

at least three years of professional activity in the fields of road planning, road safety and accident analysis, and

c)

the successful completion of the course for road safety verifiers

or

2.

Certificates of

a)

the successful completion of a vocational higher education school or its special forms, the training of which is in the field of construction engineering, mechanical engineering or industrial engineering (with a focus on business management), and

b)

at least five years of professional activity in the fields of road planning, road safety and accident analysis, and

c)

the successful completion of the course for road safety verifiers.

Training course for road safety verifiers

§ 6. (1) The aim of the training course is to obtain the specific knowledge and skills necessary for the performance of the work of a certified road safety expert.

(2) The course shall include the training contents as defined in the Annex and the minimum number of training units. A training unit shall be at least 45 minutes.

(3) The course shall be completed with a written examination. A certificate is to be issued on the successful completion of the training course.

Implementation of Union law

§ 7. This Regulation lays down Directive 2008 /96/EC on road infrastructure safety management, OJ L 327, 30.4.2008, p. OJ No L 319, 29.11.2008, p. 59.

entry into force

§ 8. This Regulation shall enter into force with the day following the presentation.

Bures

Annex

Training content

Minimum units

Relevant legal bases in Austria

1

Planning principles of road transport (Theorie- and Praxisteil)

4

Road drainage

1

Road condition

2

Accident analysis and measures for the rehabilitation of accident and danger points

3

Non-motorised transport (pedestrian and cycling)

2

Motorised two-wheeled transport

2

Large-vehicle traffic

2

Psychological aspects of road transport

2

Information recording in road transport

4

Light-technical correlations

2

Transport technology and road equipment

4

Traffic control with traffic light signalling systems

2

Creation of an audit report

2

Deepening units

3

Practical Audit Example and Examination

4