New tool helps local authorities identify high-risk roads
A new tool has been developed in an effort to help local authorities identify the roads with the highest collision rates in their area.
Produced by Agilysis, an associate company of Road Safety Analysis, the new resource uses ‘cutting-edge’ analysis methodologies - combining route analysis and predictive modelling reports to identify high-risk roads.
The 10 sites with the highest collisions risk are then processed the using the Newcastle University RAPTOR tool to predict mean future collision numbers, taking into account trend and regression to mean.
Agilysis says this process smooths outs ‘blips’ in the data and delivers an estimated future collision rate assuming no changes are made to the route.
Reports can be delivered to local authorities within two weeks and are priced based on the length of road analysed. GIS (Geographical Information System) outputs can be provided either for use on local systems or through embedded web maps.
Agilysis says the reports offer an ‘excellent introduction to road risk on local networks’ and are an alternative to standard cluster analysis methodologies.
Richard Owen, Agilysis CEO, showcased the new resource at the 2017 Road Safety Wales Conference on 22 June, when he presented the results of an all-Wales analysis of rural A and B class roads.
Click here for more information and to view sample maps and reports.
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