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Guide to Road Safety Part 7: Road Network Crash Risk Assessment and Management
This Guide introduces the concepts of risk assessment and risk management in the road safety network context. The joint Australia and New Zealand Standard on risk management (AS/NZS 4360:2004) is used as the basis and structure for this document.…
Pedestrian-Cyclist Conflict Minimisation on Shared Paths and Footpaths
The interaction between pedestrians and cyclists is increasingly causing safety concerns, exacerbated by the use of wheeled recreational devices, including wheelchairs, powered scooters and gophers. Some of these concerns are real and others are…
Further aspects of the relationship between geometric features and crashes
This project had its origins in an earlier project which showed that crash rates increased at extremes of horizontal and vertical geometry, and were lowest with narrow sealed shoulders. This paper reports an investigation based on the original…
The prospects for integrated road safety management in Australia: A national overview
The state of the art in using GIS to integrate crash data with other information sources, and resources and capabilities available for this purpose in Australia and New Zealand, were established through a literature review and a series of…
Evaluation of Speed Limiting Locally Operating Warning Signs
This study investigated the efficacy of Speed Limiting Locally Operating Warning Signs (SLLOWS) at a number of sites in the Perth metropolitan area. It was found that SLLOWS were successful in reducing vehicle speed at all locations (3-4 km/h on…
Road Safety in Rural and Remotes areas of Australia
Annually across Australia about 1,000 people are killed on roads in rural and remote areas, while approximately a further 26,000 people are injured. Those found to be at most risk are young male drivers, truck drivers, pedestrians and those living…
Balance between Harm Reduction and Mobility in Setting Speed Limits: A Feasibility Study
This project has been funded by Austroads to develop, trial and evaluate a new system for setting speed limits based on harm reduction principles. This first, feasibility stage of the project has consisted of three main tasks: a literature review…
Bus-Bike Interaction with the Road Network
Buses and Bikes are at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of size, mass and manoeuvrability but frequently operate in the same road space, especially adjacent to the kerb and at intersections. Both buses and bicycles are effective alternatives…
Assessing Responsibility for Older Drivers Crashes
The issue of older driver crash responsibility has been explored first, through the analysis of Australian national fatality data, 1996-1999, which contain attributions of responsibility made by coroners, police or by independent data coders.…