A safer road with no accidents: a case study

“A Safer Road With No Accidents” is a major project developed and pushed forward by the county council of Seine-Maritime, France. The aim of this innovative and ambitious operation is to provide road users with the safest road on a 25-km rural section. Inspired from the Nordic Nollvisionen (read vision zero) in which no severe accidents should be reported on major roads prone to accidents. This project has been implemented for two years now and different innovative tools and methods have been used to improve safety in the short and the long term: accident studies, road inspections and several audits were carried out in the first stages of the process on existing roads and new projects; in the second step of the on-going process, speed measurements (including V85) are made to improve knowledge of driving speeds and define new safety plans; major and minor junctions were equipped with intelligent sensors and cameras in order to evaluate and calculate the risk associated to crossing movements and prioritise intersection improvements. A communication plan is also put in place to associate road users to the project.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01534605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 10:16AM