This document has been compiled to provide a 'Manual' outlining an approach to examining traffic safety problems in today's context utilising a simple accident report form, an accident location system and an accident type classification system. The approach is employed to its greatest advantage on a computer. Predominant accident types can be identified and characteristics of location such as intersection/ link, main road/ local road, cluster/ diffuse are determined. For each predominant accident type the 'cluster' analysis determines whether site specific treatments would be appropriate or if other combinations should be examined. A number of site specific treatments related to particular accident types are listed along with the Australian guidelines for the installation of traffic control devices. Further strategies are examined for the non site specific problems. It is also shown how accident costs can be applied to specific accident types for the proper use of cost benefit analysis. The problems of field trials of safety measures are discussed. Only a comparatively little amount of data needs to be collected to provide a very useful analytical system and the appendices describe a report form and data system including the coding chart and instructions for determining accident types for driving on the left hand and right hand side of the road. A more disaggregated approach to safety provides a more logical approach to defining the problems and thence to the development of traffic safety programs and/or their evaluation (A). The ISBN of the microfiche version is 0-86910-394-6.

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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Andreassen, D C
  • Publication Date: 1989-7


  • English

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  • Pagination: 101 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00498223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-86910-391-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARR163
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM