Spatial modelling systems in local government

The treatment of hazardous road locations is a reactive component of a road safety strategy to reduce road trauma. This is done by following a systematic procedure of site identification, investigation, program implementation and evaluation. This procedure has been documented in many sources, including the Queensland Department of Transport's 1992 TARP Guide. TARP has been in use in Queensland Department of Transport for some years. The TARP Procedure has recently been significantly improved, making it much more user friendly and less labour intensive. While this paper provides an overview of the new TARP procedure, the main objective is to discuss the challenge that faces local authorities in establishing a similar systematic approach for the treatment of hazardous road locations. It is anticipated that the benefits of TARP will directly contribute to the reduction of the incidence and severity of road trauma in Queensland by making more effective use of local authority and departmental resources. In addition, through integrating TARP with other road management considerations, a comprehensive approach to the strategic management of the road system will be assured.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: Traffic accident remedial program (TARP)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01433020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:22PM