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Road safety - traffic schemes
Road safety engineering schemes are installed to reduce the number of road casualties by introducing measures with the aim to decrease personal injury collisions at a specific location or along a wider route.
There are two types of road safety engineering schemes:
Each year the County Council produces a list of sites on the County's road network where there have been four or more personal injury collisions in the last three years. These sites are known as collision cluster sites and are reported to the County Council Area Committees as part of the annual collision statistics report.
Investigations into the sites contained on the list are undertaken and any suitable/cost effective remedial measures put forward for implementation. These road safety engineering measures are funded through the Integrated Transport Capital Programme. We also investigate routes where there is a constant personal injury collision problem.
Review of effectiveness
Having carried out the analysis work, identified road collision problems and implemented solutions, a monitoring system must be established to measure the effectiveness of our safety engineering work.
A monitoring system will enable overall collision trends in an area to be compared with national trends. Monitoring also provides the justification for continuing with the same collision reduction strategy or will indicate the need to reassess the strategy and the basis on which decisions to adopt a particular remedy are taken.
Road Safety Engineering Schemes in North Yorkshire are monitored to determine their success to:
North Yorkshire County Council carry out three types of monitoring:
Traffic schemes - frequently asked questions