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Road Safety Audit / Reviews

The aims of a road safety audit are to:

  • ensure that highway schemes will operate as safe as practicable and comply with the safe system approach in that the following crash types are prevented:
    • head on collision at 70kph
    • side impact at 50kph
    • impact with street furniture/tree at 40kph
    • impact with pedestrian at 30kph
  • minimise risk, casualty numbers, severity and vehicle conflict,
  • that all road users are considered with regards to safety vulnerable road users, eg. pedestrians, cyclists, equestrians, motorcyclists, the visually and mobility impaired,
  • to improve safety awareness in the highway design process.

Our auditors are accredited and approved by the State of Qatar Public Works Authority (Ashghal), UAE Al Ain Municipality and the Ministry of Works, Kingdom of Bahrain and are regularly instructed by design organisations, supervising consultants and contractors to conduct independent road safety audits at all stages for various project types such as Local Roads & Drainage Schemes, Expressway Projects, Developments and Temporary Traffic Management layout and diversion.

PAF engineers are fully conversant with the Qatar Road Safety Audit Guidelines & Procedures, Work Zone Traffic Management Guide, Qatar Highway Design Standards and the Qatar Roads Maintenance Manual and are Fellows or Members of the Society of Road Safety Auditors (SoRSA, a branch of the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation) and, in combination, have conducted more than 3000 independent international road safety audits.

In certain circumstances the scope and size of the project may not necessarily warrant a road safety audit as per the Qatar Road Safety Audit Guidelines & Procedures and therefore PAF can conduct a road safety review, as instructed, considering the design proposals and providing bullet point findings to the design organisation.