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Cover of Evaluation of the Proposed Actions Emanating from Road Safety Audits
Evaluation of the Proposed Actions Emanating from Road Safety Audits
  • Publication no: AP-R209-02
  • ISBN: 0 85588 630 7
  • Published: 27 September 2002
A Road Safety Audit (RSA) is a formal, independent review of new and existing road and traffic operation plans. In recent years, road authorities in Australia and New Zealand have recognised the potential of RSAs to prevent crashes or reduce their severity, and have embraced the process as an effective road safety tool. As safety practitioners seek to minimise road trauma, it is important to know what value for money a RSA can deliver. This report examines the findings of a major investigation that sought to determine the economic value of RSAs. The research reveals the RSA process is cost-effective and often results in many quantative benefits.
  • EVALUATION OF THE PROPOSED ACTIONS EMANATING FROM ROAD SAFETY AUDITS
  • Contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Literature Review
  • 3. Methodology for Estimating the Benefits of Road Safety Audits
  • 4. Evaluation of Recommendations Emanating from Design Stage Road Safety Audits
  • 5. Evaluation of Proposed Actions Emanating from Existing Road Safety Audits
  • 6. Summary
  • 7. Recommendations
  • 8. References
  • Appendix A Key International Contacts
  • Appendix B 1995-96 TAC Blackspot Projects
  • Appendix C Design Stage Road Safety Audits – Recommendations and Actions
  • Appendix D Existing Road Safety Reviews – Recommendations and Actions
  • Appendix E Sensitivity Analysis
  • INFORMATION RETRIEVAL