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Improving Roadside Safety - Stage 2: Interim Report
This report provides advice to practitioners on management of roadside hazards, and the decision between provision of safety barriers and the relocation or removal of hazards that are close to the road.
Safe Intersection Approach Treatments and Safer Speeds Through Intersections: Phase 2
This project examines speeds through intersections. Phase 2 provides an assessment of selected treatments at intersections. A key objective of this research is to provide information to Austroads members on effective techniques to reduce speed and…
Safe Intersection Approach Treatments and Safer Speeds through Intersections: Final Report, Phase 1.
The aim of this project is to investigate intersection crashes with a view to determining suitable intersection approach treatments, and opportunities for better managing speeds through intersections, so as to reduce the severity of intersection…
Modelling of Signalised Intersections: Case Study
This study compares and examines the performance of micro-modelling (SIDRA) and microsimulation (AIMSUN, VISSIM and Q-PARAMICS) in modelling of single signalised intersections. The aim is to contribute to the Austroads NS1371 guidelines by improving…
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…
Improving Roadside Safety

Roadside hazards pose a major risk to road users who lose control of their vehicles and run off the road. From 2003 to 2007, an average of 558 fatal run-off-road crashes occurred annually in Australia and 135 in New Zealand. In addition to these,…

Operational Impacts of Alternative Private Passenger Vehicles
The motor car currently dominates personal travel. However its position is being challenged by concerns over congestion, fuel availability and price, local air quality and global atmospheric impacts. While public transport will be called on to play…
Road Safety Engineering Risk Assessment Part 6: Crash Reduction Rates

ARRB Group has completed a major Austroads research program to assess risk involving road, traffic and roadside infrastructure. The results provide road authorities with more effective tools to reduce road crashes and injuries. The objectives for…

Road Safety Engineering Risk Assessment Part 1: Relationships between Crash Risk and the Standards of Geometric Design Elements

This project forms part of an ongoing Austroads strategic research program to improve the understanding of the relationship between crash risk and road elements. This report provides a summary of the relationship between crash risk, and geometric…

Guide to Road Design Part 6: Roadside Design, Safety and Barriers
Guide to Road Design Part 6: Roadside Design, Safety and Barriers provides an introduction to roadside design and guidance on roadside safety and the selection and use of road safety barrier systems. Roadsides have to accommodate many features that…