THE TRAFFIC SAFETY EFFECTS OF ROAD LIGHTS

VALAISTUKSEN VAIKUTUS LIIKENNETURVALLISUUTEEN

The purpose of the study was to clarify the development in the accident rate on lighted sections of public roads in 1970-74, and particularly to analyse the role of road lighting in any change in the accident rate. The study covered 261 illuminated locations where lighting was provided in 1970-74, their aggregate length being 334,4 km, which represents approximately 8,7% of all the lighted public roads (1974). The study took the form of a before and after investigation, the years 1967-75 being the period studied. The results show that lighting decreases the number of accidents. Because the sample was so small it is not possible to make any close estimates of the differences between stretches of road and junctions. It does seem that illumination tends to decrease the number of accidents somewhat more effectively on stretches of road than at junctions. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tie- ja Vesirakennushallitus

    P.O. Box 20
    Helsinki 13,   Finland 
  • Publication Date: 0

Language

  • Finnish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM