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TitleTraffic management and infrastructure - lessons from in-depth crash investigations
AuthorsAustroads, Woolley JE
Year2012
TypeReport
AbstractCurrent traffic management and engineering practices are doing much to reduce the frequency and severity of road crashes, but most judgments on effectiveness are based on traffic crash data routinely collected by the police. While these data may be adequate for aggregate analyses of crashes occurring on the road network in general, they tend to lack detail about factors that contribute to the causation and consequences of crashes. This is especially the case for factors that relate to road infrastructure and traffic management or system failures. The Centre for Automotive Safety Research (and the Road Accident Research Unit before it) has a long history of conducting in-depth crash investigation dating back to the 1970s. Investigators monitor ambulance radio frequencies and drive to the scenes of road crashes at the same time as ambulances are dispatched. At the crash scene, extensive data is collected, sufficient to reconstruct the circumstances and consequences of the crash. This report discusses infrastructure and traffic management issues identified in an examination of approximately 700 crash investigations conducted in metropolitan and rural areas of South Australia.
Report NumberAP-R418-12
PublisherAustroads
Publisher CitySydney
ISBN9781921991493
Page Count53

Reference
Austroads, Woolley JE (2012) Traffic management and infrastructure - lessons from in-depth crash investigations (AP-R418-12), Austroads, Sydney.