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Road safety engineering risk assessment - Update on Austroads research program

Turner, Blair, Bennett, David

Road Environment


ARRB are involved in an extensive range of research aimed at identifying the level of risk for different road stereotypes, and at the reduction in this risk resulting from changes in design standards and from remedial treatments. This Austroads funded research is designed to aid policy makers and practitioners in assessing risk and prioritising treatment on their roads. This paper will provide an update on recent research, including:

The paper discusses practical use of this information by policy makers and practitioners in the form of the Road Safety Risk Manager software. It also covers proposals for future research in the area of risk reduction, including network based approaches.