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Public Demand for Safer Speeds: Identification of Interventions for Trial
Speeding is a major contributor to road injuries and fatalities and remains prevalent. Changing community perceptions about speeding is an important priority.
Improving the Performance of Safe System Infrastructure: Final Report
This report summarises the findings of a three-year study which reviewed the safety performance of selected road infrastructure elements and provided solutions that were more closely aligned with the Safe System ideal.
Safety Management Systems for Road Agencies ISO 39001 and the Next Step Towards a Safe Road Transport System
This report promotes a systematic approach to road traffic safety within road agencies using ISO 39001 as the template.
Advanced Systems for Managing Heavy Vehicle Speed on Steep Descents
Austroads technical research project ST1863, examined whether a technical solution is available that can identify heavy vehicles, their speed and configuration, and provide appropriate early warning of unsafe operation on descents. The project was…
Signal Management Techniques to Support Network Operations
This project has developed guidance on how signal management and operation should be undertaken to realise the intent of network operation planning and achieve the desired performance outcomes for road users.
Guide to Road Safety Part 8: Treatment of Crash Locations
Guide to Road Safety Part 8: Treatment of Crash Locationscontains practical, hands-on advice to help practitioners in road agencies investigate and treat locations on the road system which are experiencing crashes. By effectively treating these…
Ability to Absorb Information Through Electronic and Static Signs
This report reviews current practices and research evidence on the co-location of three types of signs: direction signs (DS), variable message signs (VMS) and variable speed limits/lane control signs (VSL/LCS). An advanced driving simulator study…
Safety Provisions for Floodways Over Roads
This report summarises research into effective ways of alerting drivers to the dangers of crossing a floodway when it is under water.
Review of Sign Size for Electronic Regulatory Speed Signs
This report documents research to determine if the size of electronic regulatory speed signs (ERSS), such as variable speed limit signs, could be reduced without adversely impacting efficiency of driving or safety.
Providing for Road User Error in the Safe System
This project investigated the feasibility and cost of moving towards a truly Safe System infrastructure. The key feature of such an infrastructure is that it be designed to preserve safety in the face of driver fallibility.