- What is a road safety audit?
Road safety audit – a process during which traffic specialists check the road design, looking for inappropriate solutions from the point of view of traffic safety. The purpose of the road safety audit is to detect and eliminate traffic safety problems before the project solutions are implemented and before the cost of eliminating the deficiencies is small.
When is a road safety audit necessary?
The greatest benefit will be achieved and the least cost to eliminate defects will be achieved when the project is tested at every stage of its life, from planning to early road operation. In this case, planning errors will be corrected during the planning stage, technical errors – in the technical design, construction errors – before the construction is completed, etc.
It is obvious that the planning or design errors will not be corrected after the construction is completed, or it will cost a lot.
If the life cycle of the road project has started, and the road safety audit was not carried out in the previous stages, the road safety audit must be carried out in the later stages of the project development.
Who is responsible for carrying out the road safety audit procedure?
The road safety audit procedure must be initiated by the road owner.
What regulates the road safety audit in Lithuania?