Innovative intersection designs better aligning with Safe System

Nirmalene Lucinda Candappa, Bruce Frederick Corben, Nicole van Nes, David Logan

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In response to continuing serious injury trauma at intersections, an in-depth investigation was completed of crashes at intersections in Victoria, Australia. Adopting a ?green-fields? approach, a primary goal of the investigation was to determine the fundamental design principles required to create intersection designs that are better aligned with the Safe System philosophy. A key principle identified was the need to limit side impact crash speeds to under 50 km/h, recognising that the biomechanical tolerance of the human body exceeds its threshold when exposed to speeds greater than this. Minimising angles and conflict points were also identified as important principles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Road Safety on Four Continents Proceedings
EditorsKent Gustafson
Place of PublicationLink?ping Sweden
PublisherSwedish National Road and Transport Institute (VTI)
Pages1 - 15
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventRoad Safety on Four Continents 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: 15 May 201317 May 2013
Conference number: 16th


ConferenceRoad Safety on Four Continents 2013
Abbreviated titleRS4C 2013
OtherRoad safety on four continents: 16th international conference, Beijing, China, 15-17 May 2013. Proceedings
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