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Safety Benefits of Improving Interaction Between Heavy Vehicles and the Road System
  • Publication no: AP-T119-09
  • ISBN: 978-1-921329-99-9
  • Published: 13 November 2008
Heavy vehicle safety is a continuing concern in both Australia and New Zealand. On behalf of Austroads, ARRB Group undertook to identify the road related factors that contribute to heavy vehicle crashes on Australian and New Zealand freight routes. Four key tasks were carried inlcuding an analysis of heavy vehicle crash data, inspections of crash cluster sites, review of literature and a stakeholder workshop. These tasks all provided information which was used to guide recommendations for revisions to the Austroads Road Safety Audit Checklists and a draft strategy for addressing heavy vehicle safety on major freight routes.
  • AP-T119/08 Safety Benefits of Improving Interaction Between Heavy Vehicles and the Road System
  • SUMMARY
  • CONTENTS
  • TABLES
  • FIGURES
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Background
    • 1.2. Purpose and Outputs
  • 2. METHOD
    • 2.1. Consultation
    • 2.2. Analysis of Crash Data
    • 2.3. Site Inspections
    • 2.4. Literature Review
    • 2.5. Workshop
  • 3. PREVIOUS ANALYSES OF HEAVY VEHICLE CRASHSITES
  • 4. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF HEAVY VEHICLECRASHES
    • 4.1. Crash Characteristics
    • 4.2. Environmental Conditions
    • 4.3. Location Features
    • 4.4. Summary of Heavy Vehicle Crash Characteristics
  • 5. HIGH CRASH FREQUENCY ROUTES
    • 5.1. Western Australia
    • 5.2. Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland
    • 5.3. Routes for Further Investigation
  • 6. SITE CHARACTERISTICS
    • 6.1. Case Studies
  • 7. ROAD DESIGN AND COUNTERMEASURES
    • 7.1. Road Geometry
    • 7.2. Traffic Control Features
    • 7.3. Intersection Design
    • 7.4. Other Issues
  • 8. DRAFT REVISIONS TO ROAD SAFETY AUDITCHECKLISTS
    • 8.1. Some Suggested Amendments and Additions
  • 9. DRAFT STRATEGY FOR HEAVY VEHICLE FREIGHTROUTES
    • 9.1. Short Term Measures
    • 9.2. Longer Term Measures
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX A SITES INSPECTED
  • APPENDIX B SITE INSPECTION CHECKLIST
  • APPENDIX C CRASH DATA ANALYSIS
  • APPENDIX D SITE INSPECTION FINDINGS