Contemporary Guidance on Management of Road Safety Audits
Keywords: Road Safety Audit and Road Safety Review, Safer Roads
ACRS, DOI:10.33492/JACRS-D-18-00064, https://doi.org/10.33492/JACRS-D-18-00064
Submission Date: August 1, 2019 Journal
Suggested Citation: Karndacharuk, A. and Hillier, P. (2019). Road Safety Policy & Practice Contemporary Guidance on Management of Road Safety Audits. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 30(3), 55-63. DOI:10.33492/JACRS-D-18-00064
Although there is good awareness of road safety audit as a proactive technique for identifying and mitigating road safety related risks throughout Australasia and internationally, local practices in procuring, managing and conducting audits can vary between jurisdictions. This paper provides an overview of recent policy developments and practical guidance in managing road safety audits in Australia and New Zealand/ Based on the update (Austroads 2019) of Austroads Guide to Road Safety Part 6 (AGRS), the guidance aims at maximizing alignment with Safe System principles by integrating them into the audit process. This is achieved through improved awareness of practitioners new to the principles and concepts (especially project clients and project managers) and promoting the conduct of audits to realise their harm minimisation benefits.