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Advancing design stage road safety audits in the United States
2001 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

The objective of this paper is to summarise recent activities to advance of

the use of Road Safety Audits by state governments, specifically for use at

the design stage of project development. In the United States, the

application of Road Safety Audit techniques are in their infancy when

compared to current practices in Australia, New Zealand, and many other

countries. This summary is intended to serve as a guide for other countries

evaluating the implementation of an RSA program. The paper highlights the

development and presentation of an initial two-day pilot workshop designed to

advance U.S. State departments of transportation knowledge and use of RSA

concepts. To encourage states to integrate RSA practices in their safety

programs, the workshop focuses on design stage audits. The heart of the

workshop is a practical "hands-on" case study exercise, which examines many

facets of conducting an RSA. One issue discussed in-depth is the tort

liability implications of an RSA. The experiences in developing and

presenting this course and the lessons learned from the pilot presentation

are discussed in terms of the implications for other countries in the process

of advancing the use of RSAs. The FHWA co-author was primarily responsible

for the scanning team's visit, having seen the value of RSAs on a previous

scanning trip identifying safety management practices. The initial findings

of this team assessment have identified issues central to adapting RSA

concepts for use in the U.S. The authors have been involved in research

efforts to examine and overcome these RSA implementation issues. These, as

well as brief summaries of the pilot state DOTs findings, are discussed in

the paper. The paper also highlights a review of the different stages where

audits have been applied and the variations from the traditional RSA

approaches that have been tried. The lessons learned from organising both

pilot applications and training programs are stressed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI konferens , 2001.
Series
VTI konferens, ISSN 1104-7267
Keyword [en]
English, Sweden, Conference, South Africa, Safety, Audit, Administration, Education, Use, USA
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Geometric design and traffic safety
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-4941OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-4941DiVA: diva2:673770
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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