Traffic safety principles and physical road infrastructure measures

With the aim of facilitating a comparative functional analysis of driving assistance systems and infrastructure measures for traffic safety, this paper studies the underlying concepts of safe road design, and derives a general set of traffic safety principles. Road categorisation is studied as an important parameter for both road design and route selection that are optimised from a traffic safety perspective, and an extended road categorisation is proposed. Finally a systematic overview of infrastructure measures is provided, as a basis for a future comparative functional analysis. For the covering abstract see ITRD E138952. This paper is available from

  • Authors:
    • LU, M
    • WEVERS, K
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01109235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2008 7:56AM