The 'Worst First Project' is a data-led, evidence-based approach to reducing KSI collisions primarily on 'A' roads in the South Yorkshire.
A group known as the KSI Worst First Group (WFG) was set up, to devise, progress and manage the project. The Group comprised representatives from:
TMS were commissioned by the South Yorkshire Local Transport Plan Partnership to carry out their programme of route accident investigation studies. The studies concentrated on solutions to reduce KSI collisions on "A" roads, and covered the full range of potential road safety measures from Education, Training and Publicity (ETP) and Police enforcement, through to detailed Engineering solutions.
In carrying out this work, the TMS Project Team had direct website access to the South Yorkshire data collection system, in order to extract site specific data and to extract relevant control data for use in statistical testing.
Also, part of this project was to provide advice to the client on any relevant issues on the data system, and on the management of the overall collision reduction programme over a four year period, which encompassed analysis, design of interventions or ETP initiatives, implementation, and future monitoring.
The TMS Project Team analysed 20 routes, mainly in the urban areas of Sheffield and Barnsley.