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Introduction

This section provides guidance for assessing road policing programmes that target a reduction in deaths and serious injuries on the roading network.

The road policing activity class incorporates the following work category:

Component and incremental assessment

Assessment of the road policing programme involves the assessment of its components by applying an incremental methodology to ascertain the outcomes achieved and value for money that will result from different levels of investment.

Results alignment for road policing programme

Requirements for Low rating

A road policing programme may be given a Low Results Alignment rating if it achieves the following criteria:

 

  • Safety:
    • Enforces legislative requirements

 

  • Access – thriving regions; liveable cities:
    • contributes to minimising the levels of economic and social disruption in transport system operation

 

  • Environment:
    • contributes to limiting the harmful effects of road vehicles

 

Requirements for Medium rating

A road policing programme may be given a Medium Results Alignment rating if the programme achieves the following criteria:

  • Safety:
    • targets activities identified as medium concern in the Safer Journeys Strategy and Action Plan
    • contributes to minimising the level of death and serious injuries on our roads through prevention 
    • ensures vehicle fleet and operation complies  with the legislative requirements

 

  • Access – thriving regions; liveable cities:
    • targets a significant contribution to minimising the levels of economic and social disruption in transport system operation
    • ensures vehicle fleet and operation complies with the legislative requirements
    • ensures users of the transport system comply with the legislative requirements for accessing the system

 

  • Environment:
    • enables reductions in harm to the environment and people, particularly arising from land transport-related air pollution and noise

 

Requirements for High rating

A road policing programme may be given a High Results Alignment rating if the programme achieves the following criteria:

  • Safety:
    • targets activities identified as high concern in the Safer Journeys Strategy and Action Plan and is well integrated with other road safety activities
    • targets the use of technology to drive improved safety performance across the transport system
    • targets high risk behaviours, particularly driver distraction and use of restraints

 

  • Access – thriving regions; liveable cities:
    • targets technology and process improvement to optimise continuity of economic and social connections in transport system operation
    • promotes an integrated partnership approach to effective operation of the vehicle fleet and compliance to access the system

 

  • Environment:
    • enables significant reductions in harm to the environment and people, particularly arising from land transport-related air pollution and noise
    • enables long term reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from land transport

 Requirements for Very High rating

A component of a road policing programme may be given a Very High Results Alignment rating if the programme achieves one or more of the following criteria:

  • Safety:
    • supports implementation of the Speed Management Guide
    • targets activities to address driving at unsafe speeds
    • targets activities to address driver impairment

 

 

  • Access – thriving regions; liveable cities:
    • supports continued management of the transport system following the unplanned loss of a significant link

Further information

Further information on Results Alignment assessment is provided in the guidance on Developing an Assessment Profile

Cost and benefit appraisal for road policing 

Mix of methodologies applied

The benefit and cost appraisal methodologies for the road policing programme comprise a mix of:

    1. Cost effectiveness evaluations, particularly for ascertaining value for money at different investment levels
    2. Benefit and cost analysis and incremental benefit cost ratios
    3. Marginal contribution evaluations
    4. Benchmarking performance measures against other jurisdictions

 

 Programme value for money ratings

The components of the road policing programme are rated as:

  • Low - when cost effectiveness and benchmarking shows below-average band efficiency
  • Medium - when cost effectiveness and benchmarking shows average band efficiency
  • High - when cost effectiveness shows above-average band efficiency

If a benefit-cost ratio is calculated for an improvement project, it is rated as:

If the calculated BCR is below 1.0, then the activity is considered to be economically inefficient. In this case, no rating for benefit and cost appraisal will be given.

Assuming that the BCR is 1.0 or higher, the benefit and cost appraisal for improvements falls into one of three bands:

BCR range 1- 3

All activities with BCR greater than or equal to 1 and below 3 are prioritised in this band.

BCR range 3 - 5

All activities with BCR greater than or equal to 3 and below 5 are prioritised in this band.

BCR range > 5

All activities with BCR greater than or equal to 5 are prioritised in this band.

 

Further information

Further information on Benefit and Cost Appraisal is provided in the section on Developing an Assessment Profile.

 

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