TRL’s iMAAP Platform will help Jamaica’s Ministry of Transport and Mining make roads safer
TRL Software has announced it has won the contract to provide the Jamaican Ministry of Transport and Mining with its web-based accident analysis software system, iMAAP. The Road Safety Unit within the Ministry previously used the MAAP software application procured in 1999 and is enthusiastic about utilizing iMAAP. iMAAP has been designed to provide users with the latest techniques in crash data storage, analysis and reporting, allowing them to make improvements to their road network to make them safer and save lives.
Thanks to its ability to identify and analyse causes of crashes, as well as isolate common features, the Jamaican Ministry of Transport and Mining intends to use the software to help it streamline the data collection process and define engineering and environmental issues contributing to crashes to improve road safety.
The current crash data collection and analysis system used across Jamaica’s roads is paper based and the introduction of a state-of-the-art software-based system that enables automatic photo, video and data captioning will allow Jamaica’s Ministry of Transport and Mining to not only speed up the analysis process, but also develop programmes of countermeasures with a realistic set of associated costs and timelines.
“Up to now, crash data collection has always been a paper-based exercise, TRL Software’s iMAAP software will provide extensive insight on crashes on our road network, allowing us to make the right improvements in the right places on our roads to prevent fatal road accidents,” explains Deidrie Hudson-Sinclair, Director, Road Safety Unit for Jamaica’s Ministry of Transport and Mining. iMAAP enables road safety professionals to identify problems based on in-depth analyses of accident data; establish safety goals based on identified problems, which are measurable, realistic and time specific; plan programmes of countermeasures, associated costs and timelines; implement and monitor programmes and to periodically check progress; and evaluate the effectiveness of all interventions implemented.
“iMAAP has saved over 25,000 lives across the globe and Jamaica joins the growing list of countries using the software to make their roads safer. Our cloud-based solution will provide the Jamaican Ministry of Transport and Mining with the vital information they require to target road safety interventions effectively, and ultimately reduce the number of fatal and serious road traffic accidents across the country,” concludes Dr Paul Zanelli, Director, Strategic Ventures Director for TRL Software.
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