Results of an evaluation of TAC funded accident black spot treatments

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) was commissioned by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) to carry out an independent evaluation of the TAC Accident Black Spot Program. This paper describes the evaluation method used to provide early results and reports the latest findings of the evaluation. The Black Spot Program consisted of $75 million of black spot treatments implemented during the 1992/93 and 1993/94 financial years. While the program comprised over 450 treatments throughout Victoria, not all treatments have been evaluated to date, due to the after-treatment periods for some 20 locations being too short. The study included a literature review of evaluation methods used elsewhere and allowed for changes in crashes resulting from general road safety programs and other factors. Maximum sensitivity in the analysis reduced the time required to detect statistically reliable effects. The results of these analyses are providing reliable, objective information at the earliest possible date. In particular, the results will enhance future road safety investment strategies and allow more precise targeting of treatments to maximise the return on future investment in road-engineering safety treatments.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 343-59
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 5

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  • Accession Number: 01437473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 869107089
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 8:43PM