THERE'S GOING TO BE A FATAL HERE ONE DAY

The public's perception of what constitutes danger on the highway often differs from the picture painted by injury accident data records. This presentation examines road environments that have led to both classic and unique clustered accident problems. The presentation outlines some of the systems used by highway authorities to identify high risk sites and illustrates both traditional and innovative countermeasures. The pro-active audit techniques currently used to minimise the chances of accident problems emerging on new road schemes are also discussed. This paper summarises the key points behind the slide-based presentation to the 1995 ITAI conference. These points are broadly: the maintenance responsibilities of a highway authority; the road safety responsibilities of a highway authority; and the techniques used for justifying highway improvements. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    INSTITUTE OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS (ITAI)

    PO BOX 216
    ST HELENS,   United Kingdom  WA11 8FX
  • Authors:
    • FORMAN, P E
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2003 12:00AM