Risk assessment for road infrastructure outside of cities

Accidents, which happen due to bad road conditions or poor road design, predominantly occur in connection with a wet road surface. This is often the reason for an increased occurrence of accidents by getting off the road or crashing into the car in front. If there are ruts and the road surface is in wet condition, often aquaplaning is the reason for accidents. In sections with a low crossfall, the water can not flow off and aquaplaning accidents are the result. Very often accident black spots result from accidents of the same type and thus can be traced back to one single cause, which in itself offers a way to mitigation. The simple accident record does not offer possibilities to link accident data to road layout and road surface data. By linking these pools of data and applying algorithms in an automatic in depth analysis, a great understanding of accident causes (and by that of proper ways of mitigation) can be achieved. This means going beyond the limited aspect of reviewing single black spots and thus creating valuable knowledge about how to build safe roads from design to construction.


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  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: Moving towards an integrated Europe: intelligent transport systems and services: congress and exhibition, 24-26 May 2004, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Accession Number: 01390737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 5:02AM