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The Road Safety Action Plan is another term for describing the outcome of the Road Safety Audit. This will be specific to the project requirements.
The following items are generally audited in this process:-he 1. General items 1. Horizontal and Vertical Alignment 2. Turning Radii and Tapers 3. Sight and Stopping Distances 4. Traffic lane Safety and Visibility 5. Street Lighting and other Delineation 6. Roadworks Signs 7. Access to Property 2. Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings 1. Signs 2. Location/Placement 3. Day /Night Requirements 4. Control 5. Delineation and Reflective Markers 6. Pavement Marking 7. Detours 3. Traffic Signals 1. Temporary Traffic Signals 2. Location 3. Visibility 4. Signals Display 5. Traffic Movements 4. Pedestrians and Cyclists 1. Paths 2. Elderly and Disabled 3. Cyclists 4. Safe Grates 5. Warning 5. Road Pavement 1. Pavement Defects 2. Skid Resistance 3. Ponding 4. Loose Screenings 6. Traffic Speed Management 1. Speed Restriction Signs 2. Speed Management 3. Signs Requirements
The process of auditing the general items as indicated above is completed using checklists for different items. A sample checklist for the various items is indicated below, but it must be borne in mind that this will be modified to suit the project requirements.
ROAD WORKS SAFETY AUDIT
Existing Roadworks (Stage 5) Location :_______________________________________________________ Date of On-Site Inspection : (Day) ___ /___ /___ (Night) ___ /___ / ___ Time : _______________________________ Weather : ___________________
CHECKLIST – General items CHECKLIST – GENERAL ITEMS
Item 1 Horizontal And Vertical Alignment 2 Turning Radii and Tapers Are the tapers delineated by road works cones where necessary? Are the width of the lanes satisfactory for the traffic using the works area? Are the alignment of kerbs, traffic islands and medians satisfactory? 3 Sight and Stopping Distances 4 Traffic Lane Safety and Visibility Are bus stops appropriately located with adequate clearance...