Review of UK skid resistance policy

The skid resistance policy for UK trunk roads has been reviewed after fifteen years of operation. As a result, a revision to the policy is being implemented in 2004, which is described in this paper. A key part of the review has been a re-examination of the link between skid resistance and accidents. This confirmed the importance of skid resistance but also the site specific nature of the effect. As a result the advice on determining Investigatory Levels of skid resistance has been strengthened to promote better engineering judgement of skid resistance requirements and more robust investigation of sites where the skid resistance measurements are found to be below the Investigatory Level. The review has also resulted in changes to the survey strategy, use of slippery road warning signs and on-going monitoring of the effectiveness of the policy.


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  • Pagination: 12p

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  • Accession Number: 01389559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 3:34AM