Procedures for the identification of "blackspots" or "hazardous locations" are attempts to select some sites out of a large multitude with the intent to improve safety. These are "sites with promise". In this paper, the author reviews the historical and conceptual development of such procedures. Based on this review, the author attempts to create some order in our thinking by linking the criteria that serve for identification to motives (such as economic efficiency, fairness to road users and professional responsibility). Suggestions are made on how to improve identification. Noted is the underdeveloped state of that stage which is to follow identification, the stage of site safety diagnosis and remediation.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 242-260
  • Serial:
    • VTI Conferens
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4A, Part 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 10 1996 12:00AM