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Road Safety Strategies: A Comparative Framework and Case Studies

Transport Reviews: A Transnational Transdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 613-639, 2005

Posted: 4 Jun 2011  

Becky P.Y. Loo

The University of Hong Kong

W.T. Hung

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Hong K. Lo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

S. C. Wong

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

This paper proposes a nine-component analytical framework for developing, comparing, and evaluating road safety strategies. The nine components are: (1) vision; (2) objectives; (3) targets; (4) action plan; (5) evaluation and monitoring; (6) research and development; (7) quantitative modelling; (8) institutional framework; and (9) funding. While the first four components are essential for the formulation of a road safety strategy, the remaining components are key to its successful implementation. To demonstrate the usefulness of this comparative framework, we examine the road safety strategies of six selected administrations: Australia, California, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, and Sweden. In these case studies, we extract and highlight good practices in the formulation and implementation of their road safety strategies. The proposed framework also provides a systematic approach for assessing road safety strategies in other administrations. The evaluation of the six case studies forms a benchmarking platform for the planning, formulation, and implementation of good practices for road safety strategies.

Suggested Citation

Loo, Becky P.Y. and Hung, W.T. and Lo, Hong K. and Wong, S. C., Road Safety Strategies: A Comparative Framework and Case Studies (2005). Transport Reviews: A Transnational Transdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 613-639, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1857135

Becky P.Y. Loo (Contact Author)

The University of Hong Kong ( email )

Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong, Pokfulam HK
China

W.T. Hung

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Hong K. Lo

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

S. C. Wong

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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