TMS has been asked to write local Road Safety Audit procedures for Buckinghamshire County Council.
The procedures will look specifically at how the Council undertakes audits on local roads, and will build on the advice provided in the CIHT Road Safety Audit Guidelines. The objective will be to provide a framework for undertaking audits at a level of detail appropriate to the type and size of scheme.
TMS Director Steve Proctor, who was managing editor of the CIHT Safety Audit Guidelines, said: "Local authorities do not have to adopt the rigorous standards set out in HD 19/03 for each and every scheme. It is entirely appropriate to use procedures appropriate to local conditions, as long as they are adopted as council policy, and consistently applied to transport schemes."