FHWA Study Tour for Road Safety Audits: Part 2Author/Presenter: Trentacoste, Michael F.; Boekamp, Patti; Depue, Leanna; Lipinski, Martin E.; Manning, David; Schertz, Greg; Shanafelt, James; Werner, Thomas; Wilson, Eugene M.
This report is a summary of the findings of the FHWA scanning team that visited Australia and New Zealand in October 1996. It provides an overview of the organization and application of road safety audits; it is a collection of observations that describe the applications of the process, the framework in which audits are applied and the policy context in which audits are conducted. Part 2 of the FHWA report on Road Safety Audits was prepared to provide the following: 1) Additional detail on road safety organizations and the development of safety policies in Australia and New Zealand. This complements the information in Section 2 of Part 1. 2) An overview of checklists used in the road safety audits process using examples from the Austroads guide and other publications. 3) Examples of actual safety audit reports. 4) A summary report evaluating the results of safety audits.