The Road Safety Engineering Management Guide identifies, defines and shares good practices in road safety engineering to assist Canadian road authorities and engineering practitioners in servicing the public and addressing road safety issues at the local level. It presents fundamental concepts and principles related to managing road safety engineering.
The Guide outlines a definition of road safety, identifies industry-accepted measures of road safety and includes a brief discussion of collision data management. It provides a description of the basic requirements for managing road safety in an engineering context and identifies linkages to other road safety stakeholders. It also identifies how road safety engineering can be included at each stage of the project life cycle and the benefits of considering road safety early on, and defines good practice in road safety engineering and provides a recommended framework for practitioners to make informed decisions concerning road safety.
The Road Safety Engineering Management Guide is the anchor publication in the Canadian Road Safety Engineering Handbook (CRaSH), a series of 10 titles and anticipated titles developed under the auspices of the Road Safety Standing Committee of the Chief Engineers’ Council. Although each book is specifically designed to be self-contained, taken together they comprise a comprehensive, authoritative and highly complementary set of practical guidelines. Other books in the series provide information on subject areas such as road safety audits and applied human factors in road safety engineering.