Road Safety Audits (RSA)

There is a need for an independent, multidisciplinary process for identifying and documenting safety issues on new and existing roadways. The toll from traffic crashes remains an important health and economic issue in the United States. Each year nearly 43,000 people are killed and 3 million people are injured in crashes. The estimated societal cost of these crashes is more than $230 billion annually. While there are many causes of vehicle crashes, research from the U.S. Department of Transportation indicates that approximately one-third of these fatalities could be avoided if poor road conditions or outdated geometry and road hardware were improved.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 2p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01153176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-06-046, HRTC-01/01-06(1M)E
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 12:43PM