Road safety

Cover of Guide to Road Safety Part 8: Treatment of Crash Locations
Guide to Road Safety Part 8: Treatment of Crash Locations
  • Publication no: AGRS08-09
  • ISBN: 978-1-92155-109-3
  • Published: 1 January 2009
  • Edition: 1
  • Superseded

Treatment of Crash Locations contains practical, hands-on advice to help practitioners in road authorities investigate and treat locations on the road system which are experiencing crashes. By effectively treating these locations, through the application of effective engineering solutions, the number and severity of crashes can be reduced. The treatment of crash locations and the process of road safety audit both involve the application of road safety engineering knowledge and experience to make roads safer one after crashes occur and the other beforehand. Treatment of Crash Locations explains the step-by-step process of how to identify crash locations, diagnose the crash problem and its causes, how to select a countermeasure which targets the problem, design a safe remedial treatment and establish its cost-effectiveness. The guide also provides information on sources of road crash data and how engineering improvements fit into an overall road safety strategy. Treatment of Crash Locations complements the Austroads Guide to Road Safety Part 6: Road Safety Audit.