Road Safety

Cutting casualty rates and making roads safer is a priority for local and national governments around the world. Accident rates in the UK have continued to decline over recent decades, thanks to a combination of high publicity campaigns and a wide variety of safety improvement schemes across all scales of the road network. However, Casualty Reduction Targets serve to highlight that preventing accidents will continue to be an important priority.

TRL’s accident related software is applicable both to the UK, to improve existing schemes and to identify deficiencies, and to countries where accident prevention schemes are perhaps only in their early years.

iMAAP is the new generation MAAP – a software product TRL has been supplying both in the UK and worldwide since the 1980’s and the most widely used off-the-shelf crash data system across the world. MAAP has undergone a complete review and the result is a brand new version which provides a better fit with today’s technological environments, offering additional capabilities required by the professionals who use it.

TRL’s sustainable transport expertise is designed to help clients to increase the take-up of walking and cycling. By creating street environments that are attractive, safe and inclusive, sustainable transport can meet the needs of the most vulnerable road users. Sustainable transport also helps to increase connectivity and accessibility within communities, as well as contributing towards the promotion of active travel for health benefits.

Streetaudit is a comprehensive and holistic methodology developed by TRL for assessing the street environment from the perspective of three key user groups (Pedestrians, Cyclists and Freight) with the aim of improving design and creating safer, sustainable and more accessible streets for all.

Accident models are also included in the following products:

ARCADY: calculates accident rates and accident types at roundabouts and mini-roundabouts, based on traffic demand and roundabout geometry.

PICADY: calculates accident rates and accident types at unsignalised priority intersections (T-junctions, crossroads and staggered junctions, each of which can be in a rural or urban setting), based on traffic demand and junction geometry.