Table 3

List of top questions for pillars 1–5 with scores in rounds 2 and 3

Pillar 1: Road safety management R2 R3
How can implementing agencies be made more accountable for road safety in urban and rural areas?9291
What are the barriers to conducting road safety audits at all stages of road construction and implementation of their recommendations?8591
How can urban and rural roads construction and management be governed to ensure improved road safety?9291
How can the traffic management system be improved to ensure it improves the safety of all road users?8591
What are the barriers to the implementation of existing laws related to road safety in Nepal?6991
Pillar 2: Safer roads
What is the effectiveness of different safety features installed on roads in terms of crash reduction?94100
What are the barriers and facilitators for achieving safer roads in Nepal?88100
What kind of institutional setup is needed at central, provincial, and local levels for the promotion of road safety ownership and accountability?9493
What are the economic benefits of the installation of safety features during road construction, regular maintenance, and upgrading of roads?8293
How should different types of roads, and roads in different geographical locations, be designed to make them safer for all road users?8293
Pillar 3: Safer vehicles
What are the factors affecting fitness condition and roadworthiness of vehicles to the extent that it leads to road traffic crashes?86100
What should be the minimum criteria for the establishment of standard vehicular maintenance workshops?9392
What are the capacity development and training needs for currently working human resources and additional jobs to improve the safety of vehicles in Nepal?7192
What improvements in policies and institutional setup are needed to ensure vehicle safety of all types and routes?7992
What is the role of motor parts used for vehicle maintenance for fitness condition of the vehicles and road crashes?9383
How does overloading impact the safety of the vehicles?7183
What are the vehicle-related factors causing road crashes in Nepal?7183
Pillar 4: Safer road users
How can the driver licensing system be made more effective to ensure safer vehicle drivers?10093
What are the main factors increasing the risk of public vehicle crashes? What interventions would improve the safety of travel on public vehicles?9493
How can licensing and crash data collection systems be improved?9493
What are the major causes of road crashes in Nepal? What percentage of road crashes are due to unsafe road user behaviours?9487
What content should be included in awareness campaigns for different types of road users, and how are these campaigns best delivered?8387
What are the barriers to the implementation of laws regarding safer road user behaviour? Review of existing policies related to safer road users.7887
Pillar 5: Postcrash response
What standards should be applied to ambulance services? (includes standards for personnel and training, equipment carried, and the vehicles)100100
What is the standard of care at health centres and hospitals for road traffic injury patients across the country, and how can they be improved?7992
What is the current average time taken for a road traffic injury patient to receive first response at the scene and the average time taken to arrive at a healthcare setting able to meet their care needs? How can any delays be reduced?9392
What factors influence the ability of the postcrash emergency response service to get to the patient and then get them to the right hospital in the best possible time?8692
What should be included in the training curriculum for the different levels of postcrash responders?9385
How should policies and legislation be further developed to support the postcrash response for road traffic injury victims?7185
What is the optimal model of insurance to minimise death & disability following a road traffic crash? What are the barriers and facilitators to implementing such an insurance system?7185
  • The phrasing of questions presented in this table reflects the direct translation from Nepali to English of the research questions used in the ranking process.

  • *Percent of participants ranked ‘very important’ or ‘important’; R2=round 2; R3=round 3.