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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 823057, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/823057
Research Article

Road Assessment Model and Pilot Application in China

1Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, Beijing, China
2International Road Assessment Programme, London, UK

Received 6 March 2014; Revised 23 April 2014; Accepted 23 April 2014; Published 14 May 2014

Academic Editor: Wuhong Wang

Copyright © 2014 Tiejun Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Risk assessment of roads is an effective approach for road agencies to determine safety improvement investments. It can increases the cost-effective returns in crash and injury reductions. To get a powerful Chinese risk assessment model, Research Institute of Highway (RIOH) is developing China Road Assessment Programme (ChinaRAP) model to show the traffic crashes in China in partnership with International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP). The ChinaRAP model is based upon RIOH’s achievements and iRAP models. This paper documents part of ChinaRAP’s research work, mainly including the RIOH model and its pilot application in a province in China.