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An Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of A Rural Run-Off-Road Crash program in Western Australia

Chow, K., Meuleners, L., Wong, A., Radalj, T., Argus, F.

Risk Evaluation and Treatment

ARSC conference 2017

Single vehicle run-off-road crashes accounted for almost 60% of all road deaths and serious injuries in regional and remote Western Australia (WA) from 2008 to 2012. A total of 984 kilometres of rural WA roads received road treatments under the rural "Run-off-road Crash Program" from 2012 to 2015. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the WA program in reducing the frequency and severity of run-off-road crashes, as well as the program's cost-effectiveness in terms of savings to the community for each dollar invested.