Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP)
The Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) is an initiative of the Australian Automobile Association and all state automobile clubs, including the RACQ. The aim of the program is to raise public awareness about the important role that road conditions play in road safety.
AusRAP uses two methods of assessment:
- Risk mapping based on a road’s history of casualty crashes and traffic flow.
- Star rating maps based on levels of safety built into the road’s design, which can influence the likelihood of a crash occurring and its severity.
Like the successful European Road Assessment Program (EuroRAP), AusRAP represents a valuable tool to explain how roads can change from being safe to unsafe along their length. It also assists road authorities in identifying and prioritising road upgrades.
Initially AusRAP assessed the AusLink National Highway Network generally zoned at 90km/h and above. From December 2007, it has also included some state-controlled highways in its assessments. The most recent AusRAP reports and maps can be viewed at the AusRAP website.
AusRap Report - How Safe Are Our Roads? Rating Queensland's Highway Network For Risk - National Highway Risk Mapping (2016)
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AusRAP - Star Rating Australia’s National Network of Highways (2013)
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AusRAP Star Rating 2013 – Peak Downs Highway
Updated 9 May 2013 Download PDF
AusRAP Report - How Safe Are Our Roads? Rating Australia's National Network for Risk - Benchmarking the performance of Australia's roads in the Decade of Action
Updated 1 June 2012 Download PDF
AusRAP Report - How Safe Are Our Roads? Rating Queensland's Highway Network for Risk - Benchmarking the performance of Queensland's roads in the Decade of Action
Updated 19 January 2012 Download PDF
How Safe Are Queensland's Roads? Rating Queensland Highways for Risk
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