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Black Spot Programs in South Australia

Black Spot Programs in South Australia. Jim Psyridis Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Context Funding Programs Programs Overview Objectives/ Timing Nomination / Eligibility Criteria/ Assessment Typical treatments Effectiveness Outcomes. Overview.

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Black Spot Programs in South Australia

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  1. Black Spot Programs in South Australia Jim Psyridis Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

  2. Context • Funding Programs • Programs Overview • Objectives/ Timing • Nomination / Eligibility Criteria/ Assessment • Typical treatments • Effectiveness • Outcomes Overview

  3. National and State Road Safety Targets National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 South Australia’s Strategic Plan - target T22 • By 2020, reduce annual numbers of road fatalities & serious injuries by at least 30% Road Safety South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy 2020 – Towards Zero Together • By 2020, annual fatalities < 80, annual serious injury < 800

  4. What is a Black Spot • Black spots - road locations with • Large numbers of recorded fatal and injury crashes over recent years or • High potential for crash risk • Often common problems at these sites which can be treated with engineering methods. • Road agencies, councils, public, organisations identify from • Crash records & trends • Concerns • Road safety audits

  5. Two Black Spot Programs in SA: • Aligned to Safety Strategies • Safer Roads - infrastructure improvements • Reducesocial & economic costs of road trauma by : • treat locations with a casualty (fatal & injury) crash history • treat locations with a potential for serious casualty crashes Complements other road safety and infrastructure & non-infrastructure programs/projects Program Objectives

  6. Two Programs • Nation Building Black Spot • Australian Government funding • Nation Building Program (National Land Transport) Act 2009 • program life 2008/09 to 2013/14 • administered by Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure & Transport (DoIT) • State Black Spot • South Australian Government funding • Annual ongoing funding • administered by DPTI

  7. Benefits of programs • Directly target low-cost safety improvements to roads with proven crash history or high-risk locations • Effective crash risk reduction • Save community many times the cost of the minor road improvements. • Supports other programs in a suite of road safety actions • Eg education, enforcement

  8. Benefits of programs • Spread across city and rural areas • National, state and local commitment • Funding avenue for local government • (Safer Local Roads sub-program & cycling & level crossings)

  9. Rank by Risk Reduction Score RRCR Rank by BCR Nation Building Black Spot StateBlack Spot Reactive Projects (eligible) DPTI assessment SA Black Spot Consultative Panel Recommendation to & Approval by State Minister for Road Safety Panel recommend to C/Wth DoIT Approval by C/Wth Minister for Infrastructure & Transport Proactive Projects (eligible) If eligible for SBS General Process

  10. $8.9m pa ave SBS SA $7.7mpa ave $6.7m pa ave NBBS C/Wth $ ? tba $4.7m pa $3.5m pa 1996 2002 2008/09 2013/14 2018/19 Funding trends

  11. Timetable (*) Indicative date only

  12. Program Criteria (*) depends on nomination mix, eligibility met, available budget

  13. Program Criteria • Reactive projects • Minimum crash history criteria & • Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR) at least 2 ( SBS >=1) • Eligible projects ranked by BCR • Address identified hazards / crash types • 3 or more casualty crashes over 5-year period • or 0.2 casualty crash / km / year over 5-year period • Include only those crash types addressed by the proposed treatment • BCR sheet • Proactive projects (not meeting crash history criteria) • supported by Road Safety Audit Report • Treatment must address safety audit issues • Ranked by Risk Reduction Cost Ratio (RRCR) • Compares safety risk level both before & after treatment • Road Safety Risk Manager Software

  14. Nominations for funding • Annual program based on nominations received • Nominations may address some crash concerns and road user needs • Encourage Safe Systems philosophy for nominations: • Different users and crash types, more forgiving environments, ongoing whole of life costs & benefits • Scope up before nominations received • Is balance between • Level of site safety improvement - scope - cost effectiveness - eligibility criteria – benefits

  15. Typical Treatments - Rural Shoulder sealing Naracoorte-Konetta Roadside protective barrier Sturt Hwy East of Waikerie

  16. Shoulder sealing & Safety barrier Mt Pleasant – Sedan Typical Treatments - Rural

  17. Traffic Signal/Junction Upgrades – eg mast arms, lanterns, lane mods Typical Treatments - Urban

  18. Median closures/traffic mgt schemes Sudholz Rd/Palmerston St Roundabouts 19th St, Gawler Typical Treatments - Urban

  19. Rural Intersection Urban Intersection Typical Treatments – Urban/Rural

  20. Funding priority – by BCR • BCR ranking • Reduction in crash costs / treatment cost • BCR Calculation tool • MS excel based – accessible, simple to use, supporting info Assessment – Crash based nominations

  21. Assessment – Crash based nomination

  22. Crash Reduction Factors & Crash Costs • Use Nation Building Program factors & costs • Crash reduction factors % per crash type • Adopted for State BS • Refer to other/ interstate crash reduction factors if not available • Costs by Metro/Rural/Crash type • Crash Costs (by type) used – amalgam of fatal/injury costs • Why • National basis • Consistent & simple - across nominations & assessment • Fair ranking Assessment – Crash based nominations

  23. Funding priority for non-crash based nominations • By RRCR ranking (Risk Reduction Cost Score) • Supported by relevant Road Safety audit • Treatment must address safety audit issues • ARRB Road Safety Risk Manager software • RRCR – compares safety risk level before & after treatment • MS excel based – accessible, simple to use, supporting info Assessment – Proactive nominations

  24. Road Safety Risk Manager

  25. Delivery within timeframe & cost • Funding deed with Councils • Regular Status reporting required • All variations to scope or cost need to be approved. • Claims to be supported with evidence • DPTI monthly claim & progress report with NBBS • Recognition & Signs • Completion reports to close out project & funding Delivery

  26. BITRE Evaluation of (C/Wth)Black Spot programs1996-2003 (May 2012) ** identifies • Australia-wide program estimated to reduce crashes in total at treated sites • fatal and casualty by 30% • reported PDO by 26%. • Most effective urban treatments • Roundabouts - casualty crashes reduced by over 70% & PDO crashes 50%. • New signals during the day and altering the traffic flow direction – over 50% reduction • Crash reduction factors –mostly 20% to 50% range - for treatment types with statistically significant effects • No treatment types systematically increased crashes. • 1.7 crashes = average number of reported crashes avoided per project . Effectiveness

  27. Black Spot Programs - effective programs - sound safety outcomes • Reduce crash risk & trauma in our communities • Safer and more forgiving road environments • Good value for money. • Black Spot programs continue as key element in road safety strategy Outcomes

  28. Other safety initiatives (eg enforcement, education) & variables may influence outcomes • Acknowledge nominee effort in identifying, investigating and submitting their nominations Outcomes

  29. For more information, • SA Government websiteO • http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/roadsafety/safer_roads/black_spot_program_2 • Australian Government Black Spot website • http://www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx • Contact DPTI – Road Asset Policy and Programs • Jim Psyridis – ph 8204 8684 • Eugene Rogalewicz – ph 8204 8806 Conclusion

  30. Thank you

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