CARRIAGEWAY EDGELINING ROADWAY EDGE MARKING AND THE EFFECTS ON ROAD SAFETY. THE REPORT OF A TWO-YEAR STUDY IN EAST SUSSEX ENGLAND

Experiments have been carried out in East Sussex over the past two years comparing the accident rates on edgelined test roads with those of untreated control roads of similar characteristics. The article explains the principles of the experimental design and discusses the results fully. Accidents are subdivided into seven different categories. Cost benefit has been assessed in terms of accident reduction and potential haunch maintenance savings. A cost/benefit ratio of approximately 6 could be achieved under certain conditions. It is concluded that there is inconclusive evidence to show that edgelining reduces accidents in all situations but there are categories which benefit significantly. These include those on roads of good alignment and accidents after darkness. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Charnok, D B
    • Chessell, BAC
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Accession Number: 00178585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-022 745
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM