Safety sits at the heart of any highway improvement scheme and has the potential to make the difference between the success and failure of a project.
Regular coverage of road safety in the media means that it can often become an emotive or even a political issue. Although the emotional impacts of road safety should never be ignored, Royal HaskoningDHV strives to maintain an objective, independent and professional approach to understanding its implications.
The challenge to deliver casualty reduction targets has become far greater while resources and budgets are being reduced. Our road safety experts have experience of working with both Highway Authorities and the private sector, and understand the constraints and challenges they face.
We offer a cost effective way to help our clients meet their targets and objectives, as well as an independent and expert opinion. We also provide technical support on numerous road safety processes, including:
- collision investigation and prevention
- road safety engineering
- road safety audit
- non-motorised user audit
- cycle audit
- quality audit
- expert witness.
We take a holistic approach rather than adopting a carfocused attitude to road safety, and give full consideration to all road users in the highway environment. Our recommendations are based on a thorough understanding the road safety implications of a proposed highway scheme or an existing route under review. This requires consideration of how the space is used, collision records involving vehicular and non-vehicular road users and an audit of any proposed highway improvements.