PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED WITH AND THE STATE OF THE ART OF A UNIFIED TERMINOLOGY FOR ROAD SAFETY

PROBLEME UND STAND DER ERARBEITUNG EINER EINHEITLICHEN TERMINOLOGIE DER SICHERHEIT IM STRASSENVERKEHR

AT THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ROAD SAFETY WORK WAS COMMENCED IN 1976 TO PRODUCE A UNIFIED TERMINOLOGY COVERING THE TERMS USED IN ROAD SAFETY MATTERS. ON THE ONE HAND THERE EXIST MANY TERMS WHICH ARE PARTLY NOT EXACTLY DEFINED OR ARE DEFINED MANY TIMES AND ON THE OTHER HAND THERE ARE FOR MANY TERMS NO DEFINITIONS AVAILABLE. IN PRODUCING A DEFINITION IT IS OFTEN SEEN THAT CLASSIFICATION IN AN ALREADY EXISTING ORDER IN TRAFFIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND ROAD TRAFFIC IS DIFFICULT, AS MANY TERMS INCLUDE, ACCORDING TO THEIR DEFINITION, IN ADDITION TO TRAFFIC ENGINEERING FACTORS, ALSO FACTORS RELATING TO TRANSPORT MEANS. TERMS MUST BE INCLUDED WHICH COUNT AS AN ACTUAL SUBJECT IN ROAD SAFETY AND ALSO THOSE WHICH ARE TANGENTIAL TO THIS SPECIALIST SUBJECT. THE DETERMINATION OF A TERM WITH RESPECT TO WHAT IT COVERS CAN PRESENT DIFFICULTIES. TO DATE APPROXIMATELY 200 SPECIALIST WORDS HAVE BEEN COMPILED FOR ROAD SAFETY IN A TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITIONS OF THESE SCRUTINIZES. THIS NUMBER OF TERMS CORRESPONDS TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED FOR THEORY AND PRACTICE. FOR BETTER OPERATION AND TO GUARANTEE THE CLARITY OF THE TERMINOLOGY IT IS NECESSARY TO INTRODUCE A CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM. THE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM DEVELOPED TO DATE IS SHOWN (MAIN CLASSIFICATION, BASIC AND GENERAL TERMS, ROAD USERS, MEANS OF TRANSPORT, TRAFFIC INSTALLATIONS, THE OPERATION OF TRAFFIC, THE INCIDENCE OF ROAD ACCIDENTS, REFERENCE NUMBERS FOR ROAD SAFETY).

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  • German

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  • Pagination: 98-103
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  • Accession Number: 01292713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:39AM