ROADWAY AND ROADSIDE DESIGN FOR ENHANCING MOBILITY AND SAFETY

Safety barriers are often used on motorways. Accident figures, however, show that a safety barrier is involved in approximately 20% of all fatal accidents. This paper considers safety barriers within the context of safe designs for shoulders on motorways. European standards for shoulders are based heavily on American research from the 1960's and 70's. The Eruopean situation, however, differs considerably from that of the United States; two examples being the wide disparity in the numbers of vehicles and the difference in driving speeds. In the 1980's research into the safe design of shoulders was carried out in the Netherlands. This research is related to the European situation and has formed a basis for Dutch standards.

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    • Schoon, C
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  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00766067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 9A part 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1999 12:00AM