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An Evaluation of The Effectiveness of the State Black Spot Program in Western Australia, 2000-2014

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

Risk Evaluation and Treatment

ARSC conference 2017

The Western Australian (WA) State Black Spot Program defined a Black Spot as an intersection or non-intersection road section with a high incidence of crashes. All road classifications were eligible for funding. The program targeted existing Black Spots, and potentially hazardous locations selected on the basis of formal road safety audits.

This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the WA program in reducing crash frequency and severity at existing Black Spots treated between 2000 and 2014. The results will provide Main Roads WA and other road safety organisations with reliable and objective information for enhancing strategies for future investment.