Road Safety Audits (RSA)
Road Safety Audits: Case Studies
Road Safety Audits (RSAs) are an effective tool for proactively improving the future safety performance of a road project during the planning and design stages, and for identifying safety issues in existing transportation facilities. To demonstrate the effectiveness of RSAs, the FHWA Office of Safety sponsored a series of ten RSAs. The aim of these case studies was to demonstrate the usefulness and effectiveness of RSAs for a variety of projects and project stages, and in a variety of agencies throughout the United States.
The results of the RSAs have been compiled in this case studies document. Each case study includes photographs, a project description, a summary of key findings, and the lessons learned. This document will help provide state and local agencies and Tribal governments with examples and advice that can assist them in implementing RSAs in their own jurisdictions.
Information for the case studies reported in this document was gathered during a series of ten RSAs conducted throughout the United States during 2004-2006, involving transportation agencies at the city, county, state, federal, and Tribal levels, and examining roadway projects at all stages of design and operation. FHWA and the authors greatly appreciate the cooperation of the following agencies for their willing and enthusiastic participation in the FHWA-sponsored RSA series: Illinois DOT, Oklahoma DOT, Oregon DOT, Wisconsin DOT, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the City of Cincinnati, the City of Tucson, Clark County (WA), Collier County (FL), and the National Park Service.
RSAs For Safety
RSA Peer-to-Peer Assistance