Road Safety Audit

The Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) defines a road safety audit as being:

“The evaluation of Highway Improvement Schemes during design and at the end of construction … to identify potential road safety problems that may affect any users of the highway and to suggest measures to eliminate or mitigate those problems …”

Road Safety Audits are therefore required by local highway authorities where material changes to the highway are proposed.

What We Do

At Transport Planning Associates our road safety auditors are all Members of the Society of Road Safety Auditors (MSoRSA) and are familiar with the requirements of the DMRB standard HD19/03 ‘Road Safety Audit’. Our Road Safety Auditors have completed training in road safety engineering and assessment and have carried out in excess of 300 Road Safety Audits.

We are commercially focused and understand the importance of completing Stage 3 or Stage 4 Road Safety Audits efficiently to reduce any delay to the release of financial bonded sums secured as part of agreements with highway authorities pursuant to section 38 or section 278 of the Highways Act 1980.

We have experience in undertaking all four stages of road safety audit, which are:

Stage 1

This is carried out at the completion of Preliminary
Design Stage.

Stage 2

This is carried out at the completion of Detailed
Design Stage.

Stage 3

This is carried out either at substantial completion of the works, or pre or post opening of the works.

Stage 3

This is a personal injury accident monitoring report carried out 12 and or 36 months after the opening of the works.