THE RELATION BETWEEN THE ROUGHNESS OF ROAD SURFACES AND THE CHANCE OF AN ACCIDENT

DE RELATIE TUSSEN DE STROEFHEID VAN WEGDEKKEN EN DES KANS OP EEN ONGEVAL

Approximately one third of all accidents with cars on highways outside built-up areas happen on a wet road, both during rainfall and after it has stopped raining. During rainfall less than 10% of all vehicle-kilometers are driven, while accidents in these situations account more than 20% of all accidents. If it is accepted that in wet road conditions the proportion between the number of vehicle-kilometers and the number of accidents is approximately the same as when it is raining, it can be stated that a wet road surface is at least 2.5 times as dangerous as a dry road surface. The covering abstract for the conference is IRRD no. 216265. ;TRRL;

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Verslag Verkeerstechnische Leergang 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB

    Wassenaarseweg 220, P.O. Box 93200
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Paar, H G
  • Publication Date: 1973

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131470
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM