ACCIDENTS ON RURAL ROADS: WHAT IS TO BE DONE. PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY PACTS ON 14 MARCH 1995 IN LONDON

This conference proceedings contains papers on the following aspects of accidents on British rural roads and possible measures for reducing them: (1) the national perspective, including charts and graphs of various accident statistics; (2) experience of accidents on rural roads in Cambridgeshire; (3) police viewpoint about rural accidents in Devon and Cornwall; (4) danger and accidents to cyclists on rural roads; (5) the findings of some new research on low-cost remedial treatments for speed and other accident problems on arterial roads; and (6) some work by the Highways Agency on accident reductions on single carriageway rural trunk road whole routes. In the final paper, Prof RE Allsop summarises the scope for action to prevent accidents and reduce casualties on rural roads in Britain. His paper draws together many points made earlier in the conference, and discusses the following additional topics: (1) the current situation in terms of numbers of casualties; (2) road safety engineering; (3) vehicle engineering; (4) enforcement; and (5) education. Extra attention to the problem of accidents on rural roads must be additional to continued efforts to reduce accidents and casualties on urban roads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    PARLIAMENTARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR TRANSPORT SAFETY (PACTS)

    ST THOMAS' HOSPITAL
    LAMBETH PALACE ROAD, LONDON  United Kingdom  SE1 7EH
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM