Type
General Knowledge
Author
TRL
Organization
GRSP
Published in
2001
Submitted by
Rikke Rysgaard
Related theme(s)
Road Safety
Region
All Regions
Country
International

Road Safety Management of the Highway Network

 

Whilst the improvement of road safety within a country should always be carried out as an integrated approach which is co-ordinated between all government authorities, researchers and other organisations able to contribute, this paper presents the author's view of how road safety should ideally be managed within the highway authority; that is, it focuses on the highway engineering aspects only. It discusses the importance of highway engineering, casualty reduction target setting, and proposes the formation of special accident investigation units.