ROAD HAZARD ON MOTORWAYS AND MAJOR ARTERIAL RURAL ROADS

VERKEERSONVEILIGHEID OP RIJKSWEGEN EN BELANGRIJKE 80 KM/UUR-WEGEN

In this project, experience was gained with the collection, processing and presentation of data with respect to road hazard on so-called 'A' and 'N' roads (motorways and arterial rural roads). Parts of the A and N road networks in the Netherlands were charted for three provinces. A distinction was made between four road types and two types of intersection. Information was offered on road safety, such as the average number of injury accidents: (1) per kilometre road length per year; (2) per million motor vehicle kilometres; (3) per year per intersection; and (4) per million motor vehicles passing a particular intersection. The scope and nature of road hazard on all A and N roads in the Netherlands was not established reliably with this small sample, taken during 1990. However, a comparison was made with the 1986 data, based on a previous and larger Dutch road network sample.This comparison allows a few trends to be defined for the development of road hazard per road type: (i) The risk seems to reduce on motorways, increase on arterial rural roads, and remain the same on roads with restricted access (for slow moving traffic); and (ii) the severity of accidents seems to diminish on motorways and arterial rural roads, and rise on roads with restricted access.

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: R-92-69

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00663208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 24 1994 12:00AM