In November 2019, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) awarded the Road Safety Foundation (RSF) a contract to review how investments are prioritised to improve safety outcomes by Highways England (HE).
The Foundation looked at how HE ranks the location and type of scheme to deliver; how these decisions are influenced by HE’s key performance indicators; and how the company takes account of the safety star rating of the network when making investment decisions.
It also examined how HE considers safety outcomes in its economic appraisal of future schemes; evaluates the success of safety schemes, and how this subsequently informs future investment priorities; and look at how cycling, safety and integration ring-fenced fund and safety improvements are delivered as part of major schemes.
Crucially, the project will also assess how safety investment on smart motorways is appraised, prioritised and evaluated.
In March 2020, RSF completed the review and the results will be published by the Office of Rail and Road in July 2020.
Read more about the review on Road Safety Foundations website
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