A road safety investigation may involve a specific intersection, a corridor or an entire road network. Through a comprehensive examination of crash histories, user behaviours, road geometry, traffic facilities and community feedback, a road safety investigation can identify potential road hazards and existing crash patterns. Subsequently, targeted recommendations can be made to most effectively reduce or eliminate these hazards.
These investigations may be used to identify and subsequently seek funding for road safety improvements under Government funding programs, such as through the Australian Government Black Spot (AGBS) program. A road safety investigation, also known as a Safe System Assessment, may also be used to seek funding under a proactive approach, for cases where the crash history may not meet the AGBS eligibility criteria, yet still warrants action.