Article – 24 July 2017
Yellow Box Intersections
Have you seen any yellow box intersections lately? Following success in Singapore Main Roads is trialling the yellow box design to help remind drivers to only enter an intersection when they have a clear exit. Watch the video here
Video – 26 June 2017
Cowboy Truck Driver – Traffic Controller Near Miss
See how close this Australian road worker came to tragedy when a driver did something unexpected
Watch the full video here
Article – 23 June 2017
New Austroads Publication – Safety at Road Worksites
Working on roads and roadsides poses significant risks to workers and motorists with changed roadway conditions, disrupted traffic flow, limited working space, and movement of construction and public vehicles in close proximity to workers and worksites.
The Safety at Road Worksites strategic priority project was initiated in 2015. The Austroads Board recognised that safety at roadworks was a significant issue for road agencies and industry. It was acknowledged that improvements are required to manage the risks associated with providing the optimal level of safety for employees and contractors working in or near traffic, combined with the need to provide a safe road environment for all road users.
One of the early research tasks for the project was to understand contemporary practice in managing safety at road worksites and to recommend practical guidance from learnings that would be applicable to Australia and New Zealand. This research was conducted by the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q). The scope of this research was limited to worksite issues and best practices related to interactions with public traffic.
The main objectives of the research were to:
– understand contemporary practice in safety at road worksites and benchmark Australia and New Zealand with comparable international transport and industry sectors,
– determine learnings from contemporary best practice in managing safety at road worksites that could be applied to the Australian and New Zealand road environment, and
– recommend practical guidance for road agencies to improve the management of safety at road worksites in Australia and New Zealand.
Read the full publication here