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					            Transportation & Traffic Safety Center
           Faculty of Engineering & Petroleum
                    Kuwait University




   Research Priorities for the
Transportation and Traffic Safety
       Center in Kuwait
              Dr. Fahad AL-Rukaibi
                           Director

        4th International Gulf Conference on Roads
                     Doha – Qatar 2008
Agenda

  Background about Kuwait

  Transportation in
 Kuwait
  Traffic Safety Issues

  Research Priorities
Background about Kuwait
        State of Kuwait

   Population:
     1 Million Kuwaiti
     2 Millions non-Kuwaiti
 Coastal State ~ 200KM coast line
 Urban Area concentrated around the East
coast
 Urban Area in
state of Kuwait
Transportation in Kuwait
Main Organizations in    Transportation
Industry
   Transportation and Traffic Safety Center,
  Kuwait University
   Traffic Department, MOI
   Ministry of Public Works (MPW)
   Kuwait Municipality
   Higher Traffic Council
Urban Transportation

   Modern network of roads
   5000 KM paved roads
   1000 KM non-paved roads
   5 Ports
   7 Airports
   66,000 Driving License each year
   Number of vehicles ~ 1,250,000
Traffic Safety
Issues
    Safety Issues
   in 2005 ~ 47,000 accidents
   in 2006 ~ 52,000 accidents
   in 2007 ~ 58,000 accidents
   Death toll ~ 500 persons / year
   Injuries toll ~ 5000 persons / year
   Severe accidents ~ 5000 accidents (2005)
   Severe accidents ~ 6000 accidents (2006)
   Traffic penalties ~ 3 millions / year
 Accidents/month




2005               2006
   Accidents relation to age and gender
               for year 2005




Major number of accidents is done by males in age 18-30
  Accidents relation to age and gender
              for year 2006




Major number of accidents is done by males in age 18-30
Severe Accidents (Death Accidents)

 in 2005, 90 persons
 in 2006, 110 persons
 Information System established for
analysis of severe accidents for
Engineering Department, MOI
Manual system in
recording severe
    accidents
Proposed information system for
   recording severe accidents
Research Priorities
Transportation Challenges in Kuwait
(1)
 Level of service is low at peak
hours
 High toll of deaths and fatal
injuries
 Full dependence on private cars and
taxi as unique mode of transportation
Transportation Challenges in Kuwait
(2)
 Role of transportation in the
national strategic development plan
(Kuwait as international financial
center by 2020)
 Different organizations have to
unify under single umbrella for
transportation management
  Research Priorities (1)

 Implementation of transit solutions as
strategic direction in facing transportation
challenges
 Enhance decision process in the transportation
industry inside Kuwait
 Benefit from the coast in depending on marine
transportation as alternative to land
transportation
  Research Priorities (2)

 National strategy for transportation and
traffic safety in Kuwait
 Information system for transportation
researches performed in Kuwait
 Enhance performance of Traffic department in
MOI :
    System for accidents data collection
    Update traffic counts and survey
Thank You

				
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