WIT Press


The Practice Of Road Safety Audits

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT020741

Volume

60

Pages

12

Published

2002

Size

702 kb

Author(s)

H.C. Chin

Abstract

In recent years, road safety audits have been introduced in a number of countries as a proactive means of improving road safety and rectifying potential safety deficiencies on the road. In contrast to the usual accident investigation procedure that is undertaken tier crashes are observed, road safety audits seek to identify safety problems prior to crash occurrence and even before the road project is completed. This paper presents a brief history of the development in the practice of safety audits and outlines the common procedure undertaken in such audits. The benefits and liability concerns associated with such audits are also discussed. The paper also describes a methodology of risk assessment not found in the most manuals on road safety audits.

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