CAREC Road Safety Engineering Manual 1: Road Safety Audit

Overview

CAREC countries have committed to road safety as a key objective in implementing road projects. The road safety audit process will be an integral part of the planning, design, and construction of road projects within the CAREC region. This manual is to serve as a practical point of reference for the road safety audit process in CAREC countries.

CAREC countries have committed to road safety as a key objective in implementing road projects. The road safety audit process will be an integral part of the planning, design, and construction of road projects within the CAREC region.

Research indicates that up to 28% of crashes are due to the road environment. The most important objective of road safety audit is to minimize crashes, and to minimize the severity of any crashes that may occur on a new road project. The series of road safety engineering manuals of the CAREC Program came from the endorsement of the CAREC Road Safety Strategy 2017–2030 by member countries. The strategy supports and encourages CAREC authorities to plan, design, construct, and maintain safe roads.

This manual also explains the road safety audit process as it can apply in CAREC road projects. It provides information about the audit process for those who undertake the audits (practitioners) and for those who manage the audit process (policy makers).

This manual is to serve as a practical point of reference for the road safety audit process in CAREC countries. It is suggested to be adopted for all CAREC road projects. Road safety audit shall be undertaken of all CAREC road projects in accordance with the approved strategy.

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