Traffic management

Cover of Guide to Traffic Management Part 13: Road Safety Environment
Guide to Traffic Management Part 13: Road Safety Environment
  • Publication no: AGTM13-17
  • ISBN: 978-1-925671-05-6
  • Published: 12 September 2017
  • Edition: 3

Guide to Traffic Management Part 13: Road Environment Safety is concerned with traffic management practice under the Safe System philosophy. The Guide emphasises the need for the road system to provide an environment which assists road users to behave effectively and safely. It considers the role of traffic management in influencing road user behaviour, and provides guidance for practitioners specifically on road safety aspects of traffic management.

Part 13 defines a safe road environment and the broad approaches for achieving it. It outlines basic human factors as related to users of the road and traffic environment, and how these can be influenced by road design and traffic management practice. It also describes the basic components of road safety engineering and its application in terms of risk engineering concepts, primary strategies and safety management systems, and outlines the principles and practice of managing safety in the road environment, as related to road infrastructure features and the basic tools of traffic engineering and management.

Edition 3.0 includes updated Safe System contents in Section 3. Discussion on driver workload is provided in Section 4.5. Section 5.2 is updated based on the latest Austroads research findings regarding aligning the management of the elements with a Safe System. Appendix A is revised to provide guidance on the linkage to other Parts of the Guides and Standards.