|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-0739-5|
The report describes state-of-the-art approaches (i.e. ideal approaches) to road accident black spot management and safety analysis of road networks. It is shown that the empirical Bayes approach to road safety estimation represents the best currently available approach for identifying hazardous road locations. A survey of current approaches to black spot management and safety management of road systems in different countries is made. It is argued that current approaches to accident analysis for hazardous road locations are deficient and need considerable development. Some elements of a new approach are sketched.