Although road accidents are usually the result of a range of contributory factors, the most common being road user error, it is clear that poor road design and planning will often have contributed to or compounded these errors. Many developing countries have outdated or inappropriate design standards and modern accident prevention and reduction methods have yet to be introduced in spite of their considerable potential. In order to encourage
more effective approaches, TRL has published a road safety Guide for planners and engineers and begun a programme of evaluating mprovements. This paper outlines some of the key principles contained in the Guide and includes an example of a joint evaluation study being carried out in a developing country.
Please note that this Output is also listed on the Transport Links web site as an Output of project R5612.
Engineering approaches to accident reduction and prevention in developing countries. CODATU VII Conference, New Delhi, India, February 1996.