ROAD TRAFFIC IN WINTER PROJECT. GENERAL AIMS AND THE RESULTS OF THE FIRST YEAR

In Finland the use of studded tires and road salt commenced at the beginning of the 1960s. During winter 1992-93 about 95 percent of passenger cars had studded tires. The use of salt reached its peak at the end of the 1980s. Motorists criticize the use of salt because of the slush it produces. The use of salt has also been criticized because of the fear that salt spoils the sensitive and small-size aquifers in Finland. Therefore a significant reduction and even total discontinuation of road salting have been demanded. The aim of the Road Traffic in Winter project is to find an optimal way for society to safeguard road traffic flow and traffic safety in winter conditions, taking note also of environmental factors. On the basis of the project results, winter maintenance policy to be followed in Finland will be re-evaluated.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 313-320

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1994 12:00AM