Austroads Releases Road Safety Research
Austroads has released the document “Inclusion of Recent Road Safety Research into the Guide to Road Design: Summary of Research Reports.” While the release of a new publication may not seem like glamorous news, it’s laudable to see this report documents a review of 30 recent Austroads research reports for potential impact on the Guide to Road Design. The Road Design Task Force assessed how the reports could influence road design and traffic management with an eye toward safety.
In the end, Austroads states: “To assist in incorporating research into the Guides, a procedure has been developed for Task Forces, that outlines the process from inception of the research project to amending the Guide. This process enables a consistent method to be followed and outcomes of research to be brought into practice in a timely manner.”
You can download a free pdf of Publication no. AP-R610-20, published Jan. 21, 2020, at the austroads.com.au website.