PENNSYLVANIA ROAD SAFETY AUDIT PILOT PROGRAM

The road safety audit is a process wherein a team of experts attempts to identify features of the highway operating environment that could be potentially dangerous and works to eliminate or change these features during the different phases of design. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is in the process of formulating a safety audit process incorporated into PennDOT's current design function. As a follow on to this prior work, PennDOT launched a pilot safety audit program to determine if the safety audit process is a valuable tool, and if so, how to expand its use in Pennsylvania. Based on the observations of the implementation teams and the research team, it is recommended that PennDOT expand the road safety audit process in the Department. It is recognized that given the size, complexity, and organizational structure of the Department, the type of safety audit review program that can be implemented must reflect practical considerations. An expansion of the pilot program or a staged implementation of the process might be warranted before a fully executed program can be realized.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00769287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PTI 9928
  • Files: UTC, NTL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1999 12:00AM