Guide to traffic management: part 13: road environment safety

The Austroads Guide to Traffic Management has 13 parts and provides comprehensive coverage of traffic management guidance for practitioners involved in traffic engineering, road design, town planning and road safety. Part 13 Road Environment Safety is concerned with traffic management practice under the Safe System philosophy. The guide emphasises the need for the road system to provide an environment which assists road users to behave effectively and safely. It considers the role of traffic management in influencing road user behaviour, and provides guidance for practitioners specifically on road safety aspects of traffic management. Part 13 defines a safe road environment and the broad approaches for achieving it. It outlines basic human factors as related to users of the road and traffic environment, and how these can be influenced by road design and traffic management practice. It also describes the basic components of road safety engineering and its application in terms of risk engineering concepts, primary strategies and safety management systems; and outlines the principles and practice of managing safety in the road environment, as related to road infrastructure features and the basic tools of traffic engineering and management. (a)

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  • Authors:
    • CROFT, P
  • Publication Date: 2009-6


  • English

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  • Pagination: 42P
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: AGTM13/09

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  • Accession Number: 01143956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • ISBN: 9781921551437
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 12:16PM