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Best practice in road safety infrastructure programs

Harris, D, Le, J., Bobbermen, D., Durdin, P., Smith, D.

Safer Roads

ARSC conference 2018

Traditionally, investment in road safety infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand has taken a bottom-up approach by targeting locations with an established safety problem. While this approach has served both countries well, it does not fully embrace the Safe System philosophy on which each country’s road safety strategies are based. This paper presents the results of an Austroads research project which identifies best practice recommendations for Road Safety Infrastructure Programs that align with the Safe System approach. When implemented, this best practice approach will effectively contribute towards a safer transport system with fewer fatalities and serious injuries.