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Cover of Road Safety on Local Government Roads: Final Report
Road Safety on Local Government Roads: Final Report
  • Publication no: AP-T144-10
  • ISBN: 978-1-921709-06-7
  • Published: 20 January 2010

Local government roads form a significant part of the public road network, but little is known about crashes on these types of roads. This study involved a review of literature, crash data analysis, site investigations, in-depth crash analysis and stakeholder workshop to address this issue. It was identified that a significant proportion of road deaths and casualties occur on roads managed by local government. Information is provided on the types of crashes, and likely contributors to these. Information is also provided on likely barriers that may prevent improvements in safety on local government roads. A range of strategies are provided to address these barriers and improve the level of safety on local government roads.

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Local Government and the Safe System Approach to Road Safety
  • 2. METHODOLOGY
    • 2.1. Literature Review
    • 2.2. Data Analysis
      • 2.2.1. Limitations of the Crash Analysis
    • 2.3. Site Inspections
      • 2.3.1. Site Selection
      • 2.3.2. Features Investigated
    • 2.4. In-depth Crash Analysis
    • 2.5. Workshop
  • 3. RESULTS – LITERATURE REVIEW
    • 3.1. Characteristics of the Local Road Network
      • 3.1.1. Australia
      • 3.1.2. New Zealand
    • 3.2. Crash Characteristics
    • 3.3. Challenges for the Local Road Network
      • 3.3.1. Characteristics of Local Roads
      • 3.3.2. Availability and Flow of Information
      • 3.3.3. Resource Constraints
      • 3.3.4. Changing Population Demographics and Traffic Volumes
    • 3.4. Addressing Challenges on the Local Road Network
      • 3.4.1. Road Safety Strategies
      • 3.4.2. Models of Collaboration and Local Road Safety Programs
      • 3.4.3. Key Elements of Successful Collaboration in Community Road Safety
      • 3.4.4. Delivering a Successful Road Safety Program
      • 3.4.5. Evaluation and Review of Road Safety Plans and Activities
      • 3.4.6. Planning and Designing a Safe Local Road Network
      • 3.4.7. Addressing Physical Deficiencies in the Road System
      • 3.4.8. Human Resources
  • 4. RESULTS – CRASH DATA ANALYSIS
    • 4.1. Crash Data
      • 4.1.1. By Severity
      • 4.1.2. By Year
      • 4.1.3. By Time of Day
      • 4.1.4. By Rural and Urban
      • 4.1.5. By Speed Limit
      • 4.1.6. By Horizontal and Vertical Alignment
      • 4.1.7. By Light Conditions
      • 4.1.8. By Weather Conditions
      • 4.1.9. By Road Surface
      • 4.1.10. By Surface Condition
      • 4.1.11. By Crash Type
      • 4.1.12. By Intersection/Midblock
      • 4.1.13. By Intersection Type
      • 4.1.14. By Traffic Control
      • 4.1.15. By Object Hit
      • 4.1.16. By Crash Causation Factors
      • 4.1.17. By Seatbelt Worn
      • 4.1.18. By Road User Age
      • 4.1.19. By Sex of Driver
      • 4.1.20. By Vehicle Type
    • 4.2. Crash Rates Analysis
      • 4.2.1. Crash Rates Based on Previous Research
      • 4.2.2. Crash Rates Based on Crash Data from this Review
    • 4.3. Summary of Crash Data Analysis
  • 5. RESULTS – SITE INVESTIGATIONS
    • 5.1. Intersection Sites
    • 5.2. Midblock Sites
  • 6. RESULTS – IN-DEPTH CRASH ANALYSIS
    • 6.1. Metropolitan Crashes
    • 6.2. Rural Crashes
    • 6.3. Summary
  • 7. RESULTS – WORKSHOP
    • 7.1. Crash Trends on Local Government Roads
      • 7.1.1. Summary of Presentation
      • 7.1.2. Crash Trends Noted by Workshop Participants
    • 7.2. Barriers to Improving Road Safety on Local Government Roads
      • 7.2.1. Summary of the Presentation
      • 7.2.2. Barriers Identified During Workshop Discussion
    • 7.3. Solutions for Improving Road Safety on Local Government Roads
      • 7.3.1. Summary of the Presentation
      • 7.3.2. Solutions Proposed During Workshop Discussion
  • 8. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    • 8.1. Key Issues
    • 8.2. Recommendations
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX A SITES INVESTIGATED
  • APPENDIX B INSPECTION SHEET
  • APPENDIX C CASR CRASH INVESTIGATION METHODOLOGY
  • APPENDIX D WORKSHOP ATTENDEES
  • APPENDIX E WORKSHOP AGENDA
  • APPENDIX F STATE ROAD CRASH RATES
  • APPENDIX H EXAMPLES FROM IN-DEPTH CRASH ANALYSIS