ADEPT report highlights the importance of evaluation

13.55 | 15 March 2011 | | 1 comment

A new report published by ADEPT highlights the importance of using behavioural measures when evaluating route safety schemes.

The report, ‘Using behavioural measures to evaluate route safety schemes: detailed guidance for practitioners’, was launched at a recent ADEPT/CIHT seminar. It is designed to be used by local authorities as a starting point for understanding how to achieve robust evaluation of route safety schemes.

The report concludes that evaluation of the effectiveness of schemes is crucial, and that the use of behavioural measures in evaluation delivers considerable benefits.

ADEPT represents local authority chief officers and represents members’ interests by responding to European and UK Government initiatives and consultations, by promoting initiatives aimed at influencing Government policy and through the development of best practices.

Click here to download the full report, or click here to download the summary report.

For more information contact Rob Salmon, ADEPT member and project sponsor, on 07804198899.


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    One of the causes of accidents or a cause for concern and need for action in my opinion is the totally wrong impression of distance that is given in the exterior mirrors of cars and vans.

    The only true reflection of distance behind, to a driver when he has overtaken another or is considering say moving into an outside lane is the inside mirror.

    The offside mirror shows something one and a half times distant and the nearside on twice the correct distance away.

    This means that if drivers only uses say the nearside mirror [ which many do ] after overtaking they will effectively pull in front of overtaken vehicle and be far to close, this causes both concern and anger to overtaken driver who is immediately tailgating.

    Similar occurs when a driver pulls out in front of you when say in 3rd lane of motorway, he has looked in his offside mirror and presumed you are far enough behind when in fact you are almost at his bumper. The effects of this are dangerous.

    Van drivers commit these maneuvers regularly because they have no interior mirror to relate distance to.

    That’s my little piece about behavioural driving. Accidents or near accidents being caused by a manufacturing fault. Hope it helps.

    Bob Craven, Lancs
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