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What is a Road Safety Audit?

A Road Safety Audit (RSA) is defined by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Road Safety Audits Guidelines as "a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent audit team". The RSA is a way of doing business to identify road safety issues as well as opportunities for safety improvements for all road users. The RSA includes the following elements:

In summary, the RSA is a proactive, formal examination that focuses on road safety, which is conducted by a multi-disciplinary team independent of the project owner (or the requester of the study). The audit team must be adequately qualified individually and as a team. The RSA is qualitative in nature, although crash data, traffic data, and analyses are necessary, and the safety of all road users and facilities are considered. The RSA report includes average daily traffic volume counts, manual turning movement counts and level-of-service analysis, crash data compilation and analyses, and intersection warrant analyses for traffic signal and multi-way stop control implementation. The project owner will take the initiative for action and implementation of the proposed recommendations made by the support team. The recommendations will consist of a number of alternatives (or combination of actions) including short term, less expensive actions and long term, more costly alternatives. OCPC is available to assist with acquiring state and federal grants and funding for projects, as projects draw on a combination of funding sources.

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2016 Brockton Route 123, West Street, Forest Street, and West Side Plaza Drive PDF View in Google Maps
2016 Pembroke Route 53 at Route 139 and Route 14 PDF View in Google Maps
2016 Stoughton Washington Street (Route 138) at Central Street PDF View in Google Maps
2015 Brockton Crescent Street Intersection Improvement Project PDF View in Google Maps
2015 Whitman Bedford Street (Route 18) at Auburn Street (Route 14) and Temple Street (Route 27) PDF View in Google Maps
2014 Abington Chestnut Street at Hancock Street PDF View in Google Maps
2014 Avon Harrison Boulevard Corridor PDF View in Google Maps
2014 East Bridgewater Route 18 from Whitman Street to Central Square PDF View in Google Maps
2014 Hanson Main Street (Route 27) at Franklin Street and Elm Street PDF View in Google Maps
2014 Pembroke Washington Street (Route 53) at Pleasant Street PDF View in Google Maps
2014 Plymouth Samoset Street at Pilgrim Trail and Marc Drive PDF View in Google Maps
2014 Stoughton Bay Road at Boulder Lane PDF View in Google Maps
2014 Whitman South Avenue (Route 27) at Franklin Street and Pleasant Street PDF View in Google Maps
2013 Abington/Brockton North Quincy Street at Boundary Avenue and Chestnut Street PDF View in Google Maps
2013 East Bridgewater Belmont Street at Summer Street PDF View in Google Maps
2012 Avon East Main at East Spring and West Spring (2012) PDF View in Google Maps
2012 Brockton West Elm Street PDF View in Google Maps
2012 West Bridgewater East and West Center Streets at North and South Main Streets PDF View in Google Maps
2011 Abington Bedford Street (Route 18) at Randolph Street (Route 139) PDF View in Google Maps
2011 Brockton Belmont Street (Route 123) at VA Hospital and Manley Street PDF View in Google Maps
2011 East Bridgewater Plymouth Street (Route 106) at Washington Street PDF View in Google Maps
2010 Easton Foundry Street (Route 106) at Turnpike Street (Route 138) PDF View in Google Maps
2009 Brockton Main Street (Route 28) PDF View in Google Maps
2009 Brockton Belmont Street at Linwood Street and Lorraine Avenue PDF View in Google Maps
2009 Easton Five Corners PDF View in Google Maps
2009 Easton Foundry Street (Route 106) at Prospect Street PDF View in Google Maps
2009 Easton Washington Street (Route 138) at Elm Street PDF View in Google Maps
2009 Easton Washington Street (Route 138) at Union Street PDF View in Google Maps
2009 Stoughton Canton Street (Route 27) at School Street PDF View in Google Maps
2008 East Bridgewater Thatcher Street PDF View in Google Maps
2008 Stoughton, Avon, Brockton, West Bridgewater, Bridgewater Route 24 PDF View in Google Maps

Most Recent Road Safety Audits

Additional Documents

During a Road Safety Audit, participants consult a point-by-point prompt list to identify potential road safety issues: RSA Prompt List.