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Stops and goes of traffic signals

Published: | Category: Road safety , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

This booklet describes how the safety and/or effectiveness of traffic signals could be improved. It draws attention to those elements of traffic signals that auditors have frequently found to compromise safety and/or efficiency.

Speed limits New Zealand

Published: | Category: Road safety , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Roading contractors

Speed limits New Zealand (SLNZ) is the guidelines for setting speed limits and procedures for calculating speed limits. It is included in Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003 as Schedule 1.

Guidelines for marking multi-lane roundabouts

Published: | Category: Road safety , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road controlling authorities

Guidelines to assist designers in providing the most appropriate pavement markings for existing and proposed multi-lane roundabouts in New Zealand.

Road safety action plan guidelines

Published: | Category: Road safety , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Local & regional government, Road controlling authorities

Road safety action plans provide a sense of urgency, focus and commitment to mitigate road safety risks. The plans record agreed local road safety risks, objectives and targets, actions, and monitoring and reviewing processes. Each plan is the result of collaboration by key road safety partners (eg NZ Transport Agency, local and regional authorities, NZ Police, ACC). The plans are the primary mechanism for coordination of education, engineering and enforcement approaches to road safety problems at sub-regional levels.

Managing road safety and efficiency under the Resource Management Act 1991: the way forward, best practice guideline

Published: | Category: Road safety , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road controlling authorities

A best practice guideline designed to assist councils and developers in their roles under the Resource Management Act. It addresses typical road safety and efficiency issues associated with land-based development.

Guide for the interpretation of coded crash reports from the crash analysis system (CAS)

Published: | Category: Road safety , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

Used by engineers and other people involved in crash reduction studies and safety audits to interpret crash movement and codes and environment codes.

Road safety audit procedures for projects

Published: | Category: Road safety , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road controlling authorities

These guidelines are for project managers, traffic and safety engineers, auditors and consultants for use with new and improved road projects. This document updates and replaces Road Safety Audit Procedures for Projects. Guideline. Transfund New Zealand Manual No. TFM9. Road safety audits procedures must be applied for relevant projects with funding from the NLTP – see planning and investment knowledge base for full details.

Road and traffic standards series

Published: | Category: Road safety , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road controlling authorities

A series of guidelines covering specific traffic management issues.

Performance of linkage bars for restraint of bridge spans in earthquakes

Published: | Category: Road safety , Urban design , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

The project involved both the testing of typical linkage bar assemblies and a review of analysis procedures used to determine the earthquake induced forces in bridge span linkage systems.

About Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Published: | Category: Road safety , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

Safety management systems encourage road controlling authorities to adopt safety management systems. These systems ensure that decisions about construction, maintenance and management of road networks consider safety and help achieve targets and goals identified in national and local road safety strategies. The NZ Transport Agency is committed to provide ongoing assistance and advice for road controlling authorities in the development and implementation of their safety management systems. Guidelines for developing and implementing a safety management system for road controlling authorities may either be downloaded from this website or a copy obtained from Transport Agency offices.
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