This paper explores some of the concerns regarding the use of a road safety audit in the United States. The road safety audit has been developed and proven effective in those countries wherein policy bodies had determined that current accident rates and associated costs must be reduced. In an era of deregulation there is no such imperative in the USA. The issue facing traffic and highway engineers in the USA is whether, lacking a mandate or clear instructions from government, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, state and regional transportation agencies should take the initiative to explore the potential of a pro-active approach toward accident reduction. Given the objective of targeted reductions in highway traffic accidents, the road safety audit can become a valuable asset in a broad scale address toward highway traffic safety.


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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 194-198

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  • Accession Number: 00725985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1996 12:00AM