CAREC Road Safety Engineering Manual 3: Roadside Hazard Management | Asian Development Bank

CAREC Road Safety Engineering Manual 3: Roadside Hazard Management

Publication | March 2018
 CAREC Road Safety Engineering Manual 3: Roadside Hazard Management

This manual provides practical information about roadside hazard management stragety for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) countries. It details how each step in the strategy can help to improve roadside safety.

Single vehicle “run-off road” crashes are a significant problem on CAREC roads. They are particularly severe and can occur anywhere and at any time. Identifying, investigating, and treating roadside hazards are significant road safety challenges along CAREC highways. It uses a roadside hazard management strategy and the clear zone concept to explain how CAREC road authorities can (i) identify roadside hazards, (ii) investigate how best to treat those roadside hazards, and (iii) implement effective safety improvements. The manual explains the three groups of safety barriers and offers options for safer roadside furniture.

About the CAREC Road Safety Engineering Manuals

The series of road safety engineering manuals of the CAREC Program came from the endorsement of the CAREC Road Safety Strategy 2017-2030 by member countries. The strategy supports and encourages CAREC authorities to plan, design, construct, and maintain safe roads.

Contents 

  • Purpose of this Manual
  • An Introduction to Roadside Hazard Management
  • Identifying Roadside Hazards
  • Investigating Roadside Hazards: A Roadside Safety Management Strategy
  • Treating (Eliminating or Reducing) Roadside Hazards
  • Using Safety Barriers Correctly
  • Other Roadside Safety Furniture
  • Glossary of Terms