A Road Safety Audit is a systematic process for checking the road safety implications of highway improvements and new road schemes. The objective of the process is to minimise future road collision occurrence and severity once the scheme has been built and the road comes into use.
The audit takes into account all road users, particularly vulnerable users such as pedestrians and pedal cyclists. Having identified potential road safety problems, the audit then makes practical recommendations for improvement.
With these safety objectives in mind, the auditors need to ask the question “Who can be hurt here, and in what way?”