Use of the Safe System Assessment Framework as a Safety Key Performance Indicator
ACRS, DOI:10.33492/JRS-D-19-00260, https://doi.org/10.33492/JRS-D-19-00260
Submission Date: February 11, 2021 Journal
Suggested Citation: McHeim, B., Matters, B., Steinmetz, L. and Turner, B. (2021). Use of the Safe System Assessment Framework as a Safety Key Performance Indicator. Journal of Road Safety, 32(1), 37-44. https://doi.org/10.33492/JRS-D-19-00260
As part of the Northern and South-Eastern Suburban Roads Upgrade packages, Major Road Projects Victoria has sought to incorporate road safety metrics into the tender designs review process. The Australian Road Research Board adapted the Safe System Assessment Framework (Austroads 2016) to meet this need. Twelve road projects were assessed to provide baselines scores for the reference designs. The submitted tender designs will then be reassessed to provide an assessment of road safety in the designs. This work provided an extension in use of Safe System Assessment Framework as well as insight into current gaps in road safety design practice.