This paper, prepared by the transportation working party on behalf of the public affairs committee of the institution, was published as a paper for discussion, and invites members to submit written comments for possible publication. The duties of local authorities to promote road safety are set out in section 8 of the road traffic act 1974, and the interpretation which different authorities place on the meaning of this act is discussed. Reference is made to a publication from the Transport and Road Research Laboratory entitled 'potential for accident and injury reduction in road accidents', which suggests that the potential reduction of the total number of injury accidents is three-fifths by an effective combination of all known techniques. The paper considers issues involved and identifies those which could be most profitably dealt with with the limited resources available. Information is provided on the basic requirement for accident statistics, the uses of accident statistics and the organisation of road safety measures. The need for highway engineers to keep the question of road safety to the forefront in all highway design considerations is stressed by reference to an exhaustive list of pertinent questions, and key areas for discussion and decision are identified. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Municipal Engineers

    25 Eccleston Square
    London SW1 V1NX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00193995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM