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

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

3 National and State Road Safety Targets National Road Safety Strategy South Australias Strategic Plan - target T22 –By 2020, reduce annual numbers of road fatalities & serious injuries by at least 30% Road Safety South Australias 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 Program Objectives Two Black Spot Programs in SA: Aligned to Safety Strategies Safer Roads - infrastructure improvements Reduce social & 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

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

10 NBBS C/Wth SBS SA / / /09 $4.7m pa $ ? tba $8.9m pa ave $7.7mpa ave Funding trends $3.5m pa $6.7m pa ave

11 Timetable Sept 2012Call for Nominations 15 Nov 2012Nominations Close Dec 2012 / Jan 2013Assess & prioritise nominations 1 st March 2013SA Black Spot Consultative Panel Meeting – recommended Commonwealth NBBS program March 2013Submit NBBS program for Australian Govt. approval April/May 2013Submit State BS program for SA Govt. approval Mid 2013 (*)Approved final programs by (*) (*) Indicative date only

12 Program Criteria Nation Building Black Spot State Black Spot State Roads State Black Spot Local Roads State Black Spot Cycling Projects Program Funding Overall Funding Split (*) Australian Government 100% $4.7m annual (approx) State Government 60% of State Black Spot Program State and Local Government 30% of the State Black Spot Program State and Local Government 10% of the State Black Spot Program Contributions to Project Cost Yes – encouragedN/A Yes 33% Mandatory from Councils, Up to 50% optional Yes 33% Mandatory from Councils Funding Distribution Metro / Rural 50% - 50%60% - 40% 80% - 20% Reactive Projects Proactive Projects Up to 100% Up to 30% Up to 100% Up to 20% Up to 100% Up to 30% N/A Maximum Project Cost $2,000,000 $1,000,000$100,000 Minimum Project Cost $20,000N/A (*) 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 sheetBCR 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 Roadside protective barrier Sturt Hwy East of Waikerie Shoulder sealing Naracoorte-Konetta

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

19 Urban Intersection Typical Treatments – Urban/Rural Rural Intersection

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

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 Assessment – Proactive nominations 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

24 Road Safety Risk Manager


26 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

27 BITRE Evaluation of (C/Wth)Black Spot programs (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

28 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

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

30 For more information, SA Government websiteO Australian Government Black Spot website Contact DPTI – Road Asset Policy and Programs Jim Psyridis – ph Eugene Rogalewicz – ph Conclusion

31 Thank you

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