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... The current best practice is centered on the concept of the road safety audit, which has become a standard practice in many jurisdictions across the United States and around the world. The safety audit process is discussed in the Introduction to the Concept of Safety Audits, Design Stage, In-use Stage, and Practical Methodology for Safety Audits sections.
From page 60...
... While safety reviews are often initiated in response to a high number of incidents at a specific location, a safety audit seeks to identify potential problems before they occur. Therefore, a safety audit does not rely primarily on collision history to determine safety issues.
From page 61...
... The methodology summarized below is based on a review of the following documents: • Federal Highway Administration, Road Safety Audit Guidelines, • Transportation Association of Canada, Road Safety Audits: Canadian Guidelines, and • National Cooperative Highway Research Program Synthesis of Practice 336: Road Safety Audits. The standard methodology for safety audits generally includes the following steps: • Select the safety audit team, • Provide background information to the safety audit team, • Conduct a pre-audit meeting to review project information, • Assess/analyze background information, • Perform site inspections under various conditions, • Prepare and submit safety audit report, • Conduct safety audit completion meeting, • Prepare formal response (completed by project owner/ design team)
From page 62...
... If consensus cannot be reached regarding a particular issue, the safety audit team should document the differences. Existing Standards A number of existing standards for assessing system safety are available.
From page 63...
... Table 33 shows the Title of Publication Organization Author(s) Year Pedestrian-Rail Crossings In California: A Report Compiling the Designs and Devices Currently Utilized at Pedestrian-Rail Crossings within the State of California California Public Utilities Commission Richard Clark 2008 TCRP Report 69: Light Rail Transit: Pedestrian and Vehicular Safety Transit Cooperative Research Program Hans W
From page 64...
... LRT alignment risk assessment checklist.
From page 65...
... In safety audits, checklists are intended to serve as a guide or memory aid to help identify safety issues and ensure something important is not overlooked. They are useful for supplementing knowledge and experience and for providing direction to an investigation.


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