The safety benefits of sealing the shoulders of rural roads

Based upon accident and traffic flow data for Victorian rural highways, the analysis indicates that the provision of a narrow (600-200mm) sealed shoulder provides safety benefits. Casualty accidents were reduced by 43% on a vehicle-km basis, and the break-even point (the point at which it is economically worthwhile) to install sealed shoulders is about 350 veh/d.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 151-62
  • Monograph Title: World transport research: proceedings of 7th World Conference on Transport Research - volume 3: transport policy
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01398030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0080427804
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 5:36PM