Road safety

Cover of Safe System Assessment Framework
Safe System Assessment Framework
  • Publication no: AP-R509-16
  • ISBN: 978-1-925451-01-6
  • Published: 12 February 2016

This report proposes an assessment framework designed to help road agencies methodically consider Safe System objectives in road infrastructure projects.

The framework considers key crash types that lead to fatal and serious crash outcomes, as well as the risks associated with these crashes (exposure, likelihood and severity). It provides prompts to ensure each pillar of the Safe System are considered. A treatment hierarchy is also provided to help identify the most effective treatments that might be used to minimise death and serious injury.

The framework was developed following a review of literature on Safe System infrastructure and existing risk assessment frameworks. Examples are provided on its application.

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Purpose
    • 1.2. Method
      • 1.2.1. Establishment of Working Group
      • 1.2.2. Literature Review
      • 1.2.3. Workshop
      • 1.2.4. Framework Development
      • 1.2.5. Structure of the Report
  • 2. Key Outcomes from the Literature Review
  • 3. National Workshop
  • 4. Safe System Assessment Framework
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. Objectives Identification
    • 4.3. Setting the Context
    • 4.4. Safe System Matrix
    • 4.5. Application of the Framework
    • 4.6. Treatment Hierarchy and Selection
  • 5. Discussion
  • References
  • Appendix A Literature Review
  • A.1 Understanding the Safe System Approach
  • A.2 Existing Frameworks within Australasia
  • A.3 Existing International Frameworks
  • Appendix B Template for Assessment
  • Appendix C Case Study Examples
  • C.1 Intersection Analysis: Burwood Highway and Terrara Road, Vermont South
  • C.2 Length Analysis: Beaconsfield Parade
  • C.3 Paraburdoo – Tom Price Road (SLK 0-48.9)