Road Safety Action Plans (RSAPs)
A Road Safety Action Plan is a tool for coordinating the implementation of inter-agency road safety strategies. The plans are an effective tool to integrate activities that minimise road trauma and can be used to support applications for funding projects and programmes.
Local government agencies are the identified organisations that prepare and manage RSAPs. Partners participating in their improvement include Approved Organisations, the Transport Agency, NZ Police and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).
RSAPs must be developed from an inter-agency perspective and contain:
- an evidence-based assessment of existing safety issues that are being addressed
- the individual activities that will be delivered
- the objectives and outcomes for each activity (including expected achievement against regional targets)
- a list of the partners that will participate in the activities
- a monitoring programme and post-implementation evaluation of effectiveness
- a list of supportive policies, strategies and plans (including regional and local road safety strategies and activity management plans).
Regular RSAP meetings enable monitoring of service delivery and progress towards the achievement of outcomes.