THE SURVIVE REPORT ON HARD SHOULDER AND ROADSIDE SAFETY - REPORT AND APPENDICES

This report was produced by the Hard Shoulder and Roadside Safety Group of the UK's Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), which consists of representatives of relevant organisations and government agencies. The Group's objective was to examine and report on the key issues affecting hard shoulder safety, and to make recommendations to improve the safety of people working on the road and motorists. The report's findings are based on a review of researches on roadside safety, especially in relation to hard shoulder working. It presents 14 recommendations, and has seven detailed appendices. For example, relevant Government policy needs to be open and accessible. The relationship between enforcing authorities, responsible for road accident investigations, needs to be clarified. A British Standard should be developed to provide guidance on hard shoulder working; perhaps it should become international. Standard clear advice should be given to the public and widely disseminated; this should include public education on correct use of the hard shoulder and the emergency telephone system. The motor and recovery industries should introduce common standards of training and competency assessment. Special attention should be paid to lighting and road markings. A UK body should openly assess proposed technological innovations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Civil Engineers

    One Great George Street, Westminster
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1P 3AA
  • Publication Date: 2000-4

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00801765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2000 12:00AM