The influence of rain on traffic safety can be measured from the number of injured or killed road users. The chance of being involved in an accident is twice as high when it is raining, In particular occupants of cars seem to have a much higher risk during rainfall. Accidents on wet roads arise from a lack of interaction between man, vehicle and the road. The interaction between the vehicle and the road depends on the contact of the tyre and the road. The quality of the road surfaces and the quality of the tyres influences skidding resistance. Recommendations are given to the highway administrator for giving priorities to the creation of specifications and to the detection of places with a relative high accident rate on wet road surfaces. In such a way it will be possible to plan in the short and long term which places have to be resurfaced sooner or later. (TRRL)

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    Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB

    Wassenaarseweg 220, P.O. Box 93200
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Schloesser, LHM
    • Doornekamp, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-10


  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 500-504
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM