Austroads and ARRB have developed a range of online tools to support road safety practitioners to identify and manage risks in the road network.
Australian National Risk Assessment Model (ANRAM)
The Australian National Risk Assessment Model (ANRAM) provides Australian road agencies with a system to implement a nationally-consistent risk-based road assessment program to identify road sections with the highest risk of severe crashes. It provides a mechanism for the identification, measurement and reporting of severe crash risk. It then enables scoping and prioritising of proactive investment options to address the highest risk road sections on the Australian road network.
Road Safety Risk Manager (RSRM)
The Road Safety Risk Manager (RSRM) has been developed to provide users with a tool to proactively assess road safety hazards and treatments for the purpose of prioritising actions. The tool adopts a risk management approach, with the ultimate aim of maximising the risk reduction on the road network for a given budget. The tool was updaed in 2014.
Road Safety Audit Toolkit
The Road Safety Audit (RSA) Toolkit helps practitioners conduct road safety audits at any stage of a project – feasibility, preliminary design, detail design and pre-opening, roadwork traffic scheme and existing roads. The system:
- generates a road safety audit report with recommendations
- links to Australasian and jurisdiction-specific references and standards
- manages members in a road safety audit team.
Austroads Road Safety Engineering Toolkit
The Road Safety Engineering Toolkit has been developed for road safety practioners and engineers. It outlines best-practice, low cost, high return road environment measures to achieve a reduction in road trauma.
The Toolkit seeks to reduce the severity and frequency of crashes involving road environment factors. Provision of safer roads and roadsides is a major area of gain under the National Road Safety Strategy and is a strategic priority area for Austroads research. It draws together existing road safety engineering knowledge for easy access.