THE USE OF AREA-WIDE MEASURES IN URBAN ROAD SAFETY. A BACKGROUND TO CURRENT RESEARCH AT THE TRANSPORT AND ROAD RESEARCH LABORATORY

The aim of this paper is to show that the most likely way of achieving overall accident savings is through the use of area-wide safety planning, in which the treatment given to individual locations forms part of a common strategy for a complete section of arterial route and its environment. The approach considered is a two-stage process. Stage (1) contains a limited number of measures (to regulate turning manoeuvres, to discourage or prevent through traffic using environmental areas and enforce the use of local distributors by access traffic, and to restrict speed) to be used throughout the urban area with a view to defining the hierarchic structure of the road system and enforcing its use, and raising the quality of the routes making up each tier of the hierarchy. Stage (2) provides the necessary management system to deal with those groups of accidents not covered in stage (1) and those that had not been successfully remedied. Details are given of accident studies conducted in 4 English towns to assess the problem on arterial roads and in residential areas. (TRRL) covering abstract of the conference, see IRRD abstract no 246865. (TRRL)

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    • Proceedings of Sessions from Traffex '79, Traffic Engineering and Road Safety Conference, held April 24-26, 1979.
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    Printerhall Limited

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    Stiftelsen Svensk Detonikforskning

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  • Authors:
    • DALBY, E
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00316983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rapport DS 1979:15 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM