Handbook of Road Safety Measures

Project manager
Alena Høye
Period
1980-01-01 - 2023-12-31

The Handbook of Road Safety Measures summarizes international research on road safety. The main focus is to summarize results from crash studies, as far as possible by use of meta-analysis. The book contains measures on the areas: Road design and equipment, road maintenance, traffic control, vehicle design and protective devices, vehicle and garage inspection, driver training and regulation of professional drivers, public education and information, police enforcement and sanctions, post-accident care, and general-purpose policy instruments. A total of 142 measures are described in the current version of the book. For each measure an overview is given about the safety problem addressed and the aim of the measure, estimated effects on crashes are reported, and average costs and benefit-cost ratios are provided. The book is continuously updated by conducting new literatures reviews, including new studies in existing meta-analyses, and describing new safety measures.

Short facts

Project title: Handbook of Road Safety Measures
Project type:
Research area:
Safety performance evaluation
Financier(s):
Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Ministry of Transport and Communications
Partner(s):
TØI - Institute of Transport Economics
Period:
-

Project publications

The present study has investigated the relationship between traffic volume and crash numbers by means of meta-analysis, based on 521 crash prediction models from 118 studies. The weighted pooled volume coefficient for all crashes and all
Author(s)
Høye, A.K., Hesjevoll, I.S.
Published in
Accident Analysis & Prevention
Year of publication
2020
Recent studies of the relationship between the speed of traffic and road safety, stated as the number of fatalities and the number of injury accidents, are reviewed and their results synthesised by means of meta-analysis. All
Author(s)
Elvik, R., Vadeby, A., Hels, T., van Schagen, I.
Published in
Accident Analysis & Prevention
Year of publication
2019
The risk of accident in horizontal curves is a complex function of at least the following characteristics of the curve: the radius of the curve; the length of the curve (and the resultant deflection angle); the
Author(s)
Rune Elvik
Published in
Accident Analysis & Prevention
Year of publication
2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of passenger cars’ first year of registration, weight, and age on the number of killed or seriously injured (KSI) car drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Poisson
Author(s)
Alena Høye
Published in
Accident Analysis & Prevention
Year of publication
2019
Does a tow-bar increase the risk of neck injury in the struck car in a rear-end collision? The rear part of a modern car has collision zones that are rendered nonoperational when the car is equipped
Author(s)
Elvik, R., Olesen, A.V., Lahrmann, H., & Andersen, C.S.
Published in
Journal of Safety Research
Year of publication
2018

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