PIARC Road Safety Manual

After six years of diligent work led by the PIARC Technical Committee on Road Safety, this reference publication compiles the experience from different countries; it presents state-of-the-art information and guidance for the design and operation of road infrastructure in order to increase road safety.

This Manual is split into four parts:

  • Part 1 is an introduction to Road Safety and gives an overview of the problem. It is designed to help transportation professionals better understand the potential, as well as the limitations of available solutions;
  • Part 2 describes the complete road safety improvement process, from data collection to the impact of solutions that are available for implementation;
  • Part 3 covers the main technical characteristics of the road infrastructure and the relationship to human factors;
  • Part 4 reviews different aspects of technical studies of safety analysis.

The CD-ROM has been designed to complement the use of the book. It contains several automated formula calculators to facilitate application of the different concepts presented in the Manual.

To order the Manual.


Postage to be charged at:
10 euros for Europe, 15 euros ROW

 Non Members


The book only

 130 euros  85 euros

The CD-Rom only

 75 euros  50 euros

The book and the CD-ROM

 170 euros

 100 euros

Partnership with Route2 Market

For the publication of this exceptional manual and in order to achieve the widest dissemination world-wide, the World Road Association has signed an agreement of partnership with Route 2 Market Limited, a sister company of Route One Publishing Ltd the publisher ITS International and World Highways magazines.

For any information, in particular to get special rates for bulk orders, please contact mpester@route2market

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