Use of the safe system assessment framework as a safety key performance indicator
Keywords: Intersections and Roundabouts, Road Design, Road Safety Audit and Road Safety Review
Submission Date: 2019
As part of the Northern and South-Eastern Suburban Roads Upgrade packages Major Road Projects Victoria has sought to incorporate road safety metrics into the design review process. The Australian Road Research Board employed the Safe System Assessment Framework to meet this need. Thirteen road project reference designs were assessed to provide baselines scores. Once received, respondents’ concept designs will be likewise assessed to provide a comparative metric of road safety performance. This work provided an extension in use of the Safe System Assessment Framework as well as insights into current gaps in road safety design practice.