Research Papers

High-Risk Rural Roads Guide

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Category 2014 CMRSC XXIV Vancouver
Tags Policy and Practice, Session 2A
Author/Auteur Cherie Mason, Robert Swears,
Stream/Volet Policy and Practice

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2A Mason_High Risk Rural Roads Guide


The New Zealand Government’s Safer Journeys Strategy (the Strategy) promotes a Safe
System approach to reduce casualties on New Zealand roads and defines its vision to achieve
“a safe road system increasingly free of death and serious injury” [1]. As part of the Strategy, a
number of key actions (2011/2012) for the Safe Roads and Roadsides element of a Safe
System were developed. The key actions include reducing the number of fatal and serious
crashes and casualties on the high-risk sections of New Zealand’s state highways and local
roads as one of the potentially most effective initiatives. This key action initiative involved the
development of a High-Risk Rural Roads Guide (the Guide) [3], which would help industry
practitioners identify, target and address key road safety issues for high-risk rural roads.
This paper describes the Guide, the history of its development (strategic context), an overview of
the content and key processes provided for within the Guide.

Cherie Mason, Robert Swears