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Guide to Road Safety Part 5: Road Safety for Regional and Remote Areas
Road trauma in regional and remote areas of Australia and New Zealand are a major road safety problem. Drivers and riders in regional and remote areas are at an unacceptably greater risk of road deaths and injuries than those living in major cities.…
National View on Regional and Remote Road Safety
Road crash fatality rates continue to be unacceptably higher in regional and remote areas than major cities. This report provides a comprehensive investigation of the causes of road crashes in regional and remote Australia and gives strategic…
Road Geometry for Improved Rural Safety

This report draws on literature and crash data analysis to identify and quantify geometric road design elements which contribute to casualty crash occurrence and severity on rural roads, e.g. lack of sealed shoulders, steep downhill grades combined…

Methods for Reducing Speeds on Rural Roads: Compendium of Good Practice
This compendium presents information on speed as a contributor to rural road crashes. It provides information on treatments that can be used to address speed, either at key locations (curves, intersections or the approach to towns) or for routes in…
Safe System Demonstration Project Involving an Indigenous Community: Implementation
This document reports on the implementation phase of the Indigenous Safe System Demonstration Project in Bidyadanga, Western Australia. In this phase a funding strategy was developed for the implementation plan which was prepared in the second half…
Innovative Road Safety Measures to Address Fatigue: Review of Research and Results from a Treatment Trial.
Austroads study (RS.SS.N.018) identified fatigue as a major contributing factor to rural and remote crashes, and recommended that research be undertaken to address this issue. As a result ST1347 was initiated to identify innovative treatments that…
Road Safety Engineering Risk Assessment Part 9: Rural Intersection Crashes
Intersection crashes are one of the more common type of crash that may occur in rural environments. It is therefore important, within a Safe System, that factors that may contribute to intersection crashes and methods that may be used to prevent…
Road Safety Engineering Risk Assessment Part 10: Rural Run-off-road Crashes
Run-off-road crashes result in a high number of serious casualty crashes in rural environments. It is therefore important, within a Safe System, that factors that contribute to this type of crash and methods that may be used to prevent them from…
Road Safety Engineering Risk Assessment Part 8: Rural Head-on Crashes
The Safe Systems approach has been adopted in Australia and aims to provide a road system that protects responsible road users from death and serious injury. A Safe System approach recognises that road users are fallible and will continue to make…
Heavy Vehicle Safety in Rural and Remote Areas

Road safety in rural and remote areas of Australia and New Zealand continues to be a major area of concern. Analysis of crash data also shows that a substantial proportion of crashes in these areas involve heavy vehicles. On average there have been…