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Embedding Safe System in the Guide to Traffic Management
  • Publication no: AP-R595-19
  • ISBN: 978-1-925671-94-0
  • Published: 14 January 2019

This report provides the outcomes of a Safe System review of the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management (AGTM). The AGTM is a series of documents providing guidance for practitioners involved in traffic engineering, road design and road safety, and addresses treatment selection, such as intersection treatments, therefore plays an important role in influencing treatments used on road networks.


Strengthening the guidance relating to treatments and their likely effectiveness in alignment with the Safe System philosophy presents an opportunity to integrate Safe System into traffic engineering and management activities.


The report demonstrates where there is an opportunity to further embed Safe System into the AGTM series based on recent research and presents new and revised content to address many of the safe system gaps in the AGTM to strengthen the guidance relating to treatments and their likely effectiveness in aligning with Safe System philosophy.

  • Summary
  • 1.    Introduction
    • 1.1    The Safe System
    • 1.2    Purpose of Research
    • 1.3    Report Contents
  • 2.      Methodology
  • 3.      Gap Analysis
    • 3.1    Methodology
      • 3.1.1      Identify strategic Safe System context
      • 3.1.2      Review part in light of the Safe System context
      • 3.1.3      Provisionally assess relevant research
    • 3.2    Gap analysis tables
    • 3.3    Relevant research table
  • 4.      New and Revised Material
    • 4.1 Methodology
      • 4.1.1      Summary of scope
    • 4.2    Part One – Introduction to Traffic Management
    • 4.3 Part Five – Road management
    • 4.4 Part Six – Intersections, interchanges and crossings
    • 4.5 Part Seven – Traffic management in activity centres
    • 4.6    Part Nine – Traffic operations
    • 4.7 Part Ten – Traffic control and communication devices
    • 4.8 Part Twelve – Traffic impacts of developments
  • 5.      Conclusions and Recommendations
    • 5.1    Conclusions
    • 5.2    Recommendations
  • References