A Road Safety Audit (RSA) is a formal, independent, and multidisciplinary assessment of a road segment or intersection (existing or future), the goal of which is to understand potential safety issues from multiple perspectives and for all road users. RSAs are unique in their explicit consideration of human factors and nonmotorized users, and in their process of being conducted and reported on by a group that is unrelated to the design team. RSAs can also be tailored to give special consideration to certain road users, and hold great promise for benefiting older drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and others.

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The Federal Highway Administration provides comprehensive information about the value, procedure, and deliverables related to conducting RSAs.