INFRASTRUCTURE, ROAD SIGNS AND TRAFFIC REGULATION

INFRASTRUCTURE, SIGNALISATION ET REGLES DE CIRCULATION

This article summarises the findings of a report, "Consistency between Infrastructure, Road Signs and Traffic Regulations", recently produced by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT). This April 1994 Report and Draft Recommendation to the Council of Ministers (CEMT/CM(94)5) responded to a request from Ministers of the Conference in 1988, which called for greater consistency to be developed between road infrastructure, road signs and signals. The report considers what ECMT member states have done, and recommends, for example, that: (1) road signs should be used only if necessary, and conform to uniform recognisable standards; (2) the use of roundabouts should be encouraged; (3) a combination of infrastructural, spatial, and visual methods, combined with traffic regulations and information campaigns, should be applied to major roads through built-up areas; (4) through roads should be considered suitable for heavy traffic, only if designed as such and having appropriate differences in speed and traffic density; (5) the use of road signs should protect the environment against harmful subsidiary effects of road traffic; and (6) the use of public lighting to increase traffic safety should be encouraged.

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    Permanent International Assoc of Road Congresses

    27 rue Guenegaud
    Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • LAMBERT, S
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • Accession Number: 00719948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM