Webinar: Road Risk Assessment, Case Studies and Engagement Guidance for Speed Management

Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Location: Online, 1:00pm AEDT
Organiser: Austroads
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Inappropriate or excessive speed is a major road safety issue. Effective speed management is fundamental and critical to reducing speed-related road trauma.

Speed limit setting is at the core of speed management. Speed limits need to be set at a safe and appropriate level, considering the function, design and safety of the road. Infrastructure Risk Rating (IRR), initially developed in New Zealand, is a simple road assessment methodology designed to assess road safety risk at a network level, primarily as an input to the speed limit setting process.

This webinar will give you an overview of the application of Infrastructure Risk Rating with particular emphasis on how it may be used by State and local governments in Australia to inform speed management on road networks.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about

  • case studies demonstrating speed management interventions that were successfully applied in Australia and New Zealand
  • good practice guidance for engagement and consultation to effectively implement speed management interventions
  • the Infrastructure Risk Rating Tool which allows IRR to be calculated for a road segment by selecting key road and roadside attributes
  • recommendations towards the implementation of the findings of the project.

Join in a live Q&A with our expert panel to have your questions answered.

Presented by Haris Zia and Dale Harris

Haris Zia is a specialist Road Safety Engineer at Abley. He has a wide range of road safety experience, with particular expertise in developing and applying strategic road safety methodologies to identify high benefit opportunities using the Safe System approach.  Haris has been involved in the delivery of several Safer Journeys initiatives for the NZ Transport Agency with the most recent being the nationwide roll-out of the Speed Management Framework.

Dale Harris has 10 years experience working across GIS, transport planning, research and road safety. Dale has played a pivotal role in the development of new road safety analysis tools, including SignatureNET and SafetyNET. Dale is also an experienced researcher, having been the author of several Austroads and NZ Transport Agency Research Reports.

No charge but registration is essential.

Can’t make the live session? Register and we’ll send you a link to the recording.

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