The MOVEMAN strategy

A new policy for revolutionary road safety and efficiency

The main features of the MOVEMAN strategy and program

Strategy summarised

The MOVEMAN proposal is primarily a policy proposal. The necessary technology would be an adaption and application of existing technology. The proposal is not technically very challenging compared with many complex roads and vehicles technologies under development and undergoing trials in various countries.

Secure electronic units in every motor vehicle, nation-wide, would intelligently analyse position, speed, and other parameters to be determined, and send data to a central management system as necessary for safety, emergency, law enforcement and research. Person-identifying data would be sent only for toll collection and law enforcement, and there would not be a central database of other person-identifying information.

MOVEMAN’s primary objectives would be to educate and assist drivers, improve road safety and improve road system knowledge and management.

Program for MOVEMAN development

As a basis for discussion we present the following draft for the stages of the MOVEMAN strategy development and implementation — please let us have your comments, suggestions, offers of assistance and opinions.

  1. Spreading the news as widely as possible to enable broad input and generate support and commitment.
  2. Consultation with relevant expert individuals and organisations to facilitate the resolution of outstanding issues.
  3. Bringing on board relevant technical and politically-relevant people and organisations willing to make specific commitments to the development and implementation of the MOVEMAN strategy.
  4. Research necessary to develop the technical, legislative, social and political framework of the MOVEMAN strategy.
  5. Building political support and commitment.
  6. Legislative action and inter-organisation agreements, including state-national agreements and inter-agency agreements.
  7. Development and establishment of an implementation program.
  8. Nation-wide implementation of the build-up and education phase.
  9. Final national implementation.