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Directive 2008/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive 2008/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on road infrastructure safety management

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Article 2U.K.+E.U.Definitions

For the purposes of this Directive, the following definitions shall apply:

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‘trans-European road network’ means the road network identified in Section 2 of Annex I to Decision No 1692/96/EC;

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‘competent entity’ means any public or private organisation set up at national, regional or local level, involved in the implementation of this Directive by reason of its competences, including bodies designated as competent entities which existed before the entry into force of this Directive, in so far as they meet the requirements of this Directive;

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‘road safety impact assessment’ means a strategic comparative analysis of the impact of a new road or a substantial modification to the existing network on the safety performance of the road network;

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‘road safety audit’ means an independent detailed systematic and technical safety check relating to the design characteristics of a road infrastructure project and covering all stages from planning to early operation;

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‘ranking of high accident concentration sections’ means a method to identify, analyse and rank sections of the road network which have been in operation for more than three years and upon which a large number of fatal accidents in proportion to the traffic flow have occurred;

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‘network safety ranking’ means a method for identifying, analysing and classifying parts of the existing road network according to their potential for safety development and accident cost savings;

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‘safety inspection’ means an ordinary periodical verification of the characteristics and defects that require maintenance work for reasons of safety;

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‘guidelines’ means measures adopted by Member States, which lay down the steps to be followed and the elements to be considered in applying the safety procedures set out in this Directive;

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‘infrastructure project’ means a project for the construction of new road infrastructure or a substantial modification to the existing network which affects the traffic flow.

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