Improving quality of road safety audits

It is becoming increasingly common for road projects to be subjected to safety audits at the early stages of planning, design and construction. By identifying potential hazards early, it is often easier to implement more economical modifications to the road project. There are also other benefits of road safety audits such as increased safety awareness among designers and contractors as well as promotion of safer designs. However, in some instances and especially when excellent auditors are involved, some designers and contractors may take a less serious attitude towards safety in their design and construction and rely solely on auditors to develop safety schemes for the road project. Using several case studies, this paper illustrates how this weakness in the road safety audit process can be overcome. Through the use of a quantitative assessment procedure, road safety audits can be used effectively to encourage designers and contractors towards higher levels of safety standard. The improved procedure also allows the safety performance of road projects to be monitored throughout the life cycle of the road project.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01391132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 5:19AM