Improving Roadside Design to Forgive Human Errors

Accidents involving roadsides are typically extremely “unforgiving”. Even though the roadside design can affect only marginally the actual number of accidents occurring on a road, the severity of crashes can be considerably reduced if roadsides are designed to be more “forgiving”. Within the Improving Roadside Design to Forgive Human Errors (IRDES) project a practical and uniform guideline that allows the road designer to improve the forgivingness of the roadside and a practical tool for assessing the effectiveness of applying a given roadside treatment have been produced for the following set of roadside features: barrier terminals; shoulder rumble strips; forgiving support structures for road equipment; shoulder width.


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  • Accession Number: 01485643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2013 2:38PM