Why Do We Need to Take a Risk Assessment-Based Approach in Road Safety?
This study explains why the traditional approach to road safety is inferior to a more modern risk assessment system. Historically, risk on roads were determined by previous crashes. If a crash occurred at a location, that location was assessed to have risk. A superior system, however, is assessing roads for risk based on their design and use before a crash actually occurs. Australia adopted this approach under their Safe System.