FHWA STUDY TOUR FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, AND NEW ZEALAND

This report presents the findings of a U.S. study team that examined safety management practices in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this trip was conducted between June 10 and June 24, 1994. The purpose of the trip was "to assess Safety Management Systems (SMS) in the three countries, their programs or components and technologies of SMS activities, including people, vehicles, and roads; compile the information; and identify effective strategies for implementation in the United States of America". The team met with a variety of officials who were responsible for or involved in major highway safety activities in their countries. While considerable diversity exists in the highway transportation environment within and among the three countries, each has programs that approach highway safety in similar philosophical and managerial styles. Each embarked on aggressive national safety campaigns in the 1990s, employing some level of strategic planning in formulating their safety programs.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PL-95-045
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 19 1996 12:00AM