Reducing road crash trauma: SWATT 2010 (South Waikato and Taupo Target 2010): a team approach

SWATT 2010 (South Waikato and Taupo Target 2010) is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary project that is reducing road crash trauma on a 200 kilometre section of State Highway (SH 1) in the North Island of New Zealand. Transit New Zealand (the road controlling authority) manages the SWATT 2010 project, in which project personnel examined the driving environment and developed a 3 Es (engineering, enforcement and education) approach to influence driver behaviour and reduce road crash trauma. This paper concentrates on the engineering aspects of the project and describes the interaction of the various agencies involved. Crash data was analysed and the key crash issues to be targeted were identified as including loss of control on curves and/or in adverse conditions, head-on crashes, and driver control factors (fatigue and inattention). The team sought to improve known crash locations and the level of consistency along each of the 17 subsections, to ensure that the crash problem areas were not simply moved around the network. The primary focus of the team was to address the ongoing incidence of relatively high severity crashes. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E216298.

  • Authors:
    • SWEARS, R
  • Publication Date: 2007-11


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  • Accession Number: 01099985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 27 2008 9:10AM