In the presence of several ministers and senior officials from the authorities involved in the preparation and development of the code, the Saudi Minister of Transport, Engineer Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, sponsored the signing of the contract for the “Saudi Road Code Project”.
The project is considered as one of the projects of the initiative to reduce the cost of the road life cycle and improve performance within the programs of the Saudi Vision 2030.
The National Center for Road Safety, in collaboration with the appropriate agencies commissioned and with constant and continuous assistance from the Ministry, is preparing and developing a Saudi road code that will serve as a technical reference for authorities responsible for roads at all levels.
It also strives for the highest standards of safety, security, quality, economic efficiency, environmental stewardship, and sustainability in a variety of ways.
The most important of these are planning, design, implementation, and road maintenance, with road user safety as one of the first and most important pillars in this project, as it promises to use the most up-to-date technical evidence, general specifications for the construction of roads and bridges, as well as for instructions, drawings, procedures, checklists, and governance to activate the code and its requirements on all of the partners’ road networks for three years.
The Saudi Road Code initiative unifies technical and operational requirements across all sectors to meet the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services, which seeks to position Saudi Arabia sixth in the world in terms of road quality.