The road safety audit and road safety inspection.

IA road safety audit (RSA) and a road safety inspection (RSI) are used to test the safety level of the road infrastructure. The RSA tests the design of new roads or the reconstruction of existing roads, whereas the RSI is used for testing existing roads. An RSA, therefore, aims to 'improve' the road safety before the road is built or reconstructed. At present, not many RSAs are carried out in the Netherlands, but the few experiences that there are promise positive effects on road safety. The RSA has also shown its road safety value in other countries. An RSI can also contribute towards road safety. An RSI can be carried out periodically on an entire network, but also on road sections that have an above average number of crashes. Various assessment methods are used in RSIs, none of which have standardized procedures. For a more systematic use of RSIs such standardization is desirable. This fact sheet may be accessed by Internet users at:

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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  • Accession Number: 01147325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SWOV Fact sheet
  • Files: ITRD, SWOV
  • Created Date: Dec 29 2009 7:42AM