DO YOUR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IMPROVE THE ROAD?

PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN MANY COUNTRIES IN THE FIGHT TO REDUCE ACCIDENTS BYT THERE STILL REMAINS AMPLE SCOPE FOR THE HIGHWAY ENGINEER TO MAKE ROADS SAFER. FUNDS WILL NEVER BE AVAILABLE ON A SCALE SUFFICIENT TO BUILD ALL ROADS TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS BUT A GREAT DEAL CAN BE ACHIEVED BY INEXPENSIVE MEANS WITHIN THE RESOURCES OF EVERY HIGHWAY AUTHORITY, SUCH AS MODIFICATIONS TO ROAD LAYOUT, SURFACES, SIGNING AND LIGHTING, AND THE MORE CAREFUL CHOICE OF PRIORITIES FOR ROADWORKS. THERE ARE ONLY TWO BASIC REASONS FOR IMPROVING ROADS; THEY ARE TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW AND TO REDUCE ACCIDENTS; AND THE AIM MUST ALWAYS BE TO ACHIEVE BOTH OF THESE OBJECTIVES. MANY ROADWORKS AND PARTICULARLY MINOR ROADWORKS ARE SELECTED AND DESIGNED WITHOUT SUFFICIENT REGARD TO THESE TWIN CONSIDERATIONS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE GUIDED BY THE ACTUAL RECORD OF PAST ACCIDENTS. THESE MUST BE STUDIED ON THE SITE BY AN ENGINEER, WHO WILL BE COMPETENT TO SEE THE DIFFICULITIES, ASSESS THE POSSIBILITIES, AND TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTION TO ELIMINATE SOME OF THE CONTRIBUTORY CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 136, No 4088, PP 30-34
  • Corporate Authors:

    Surveyor-local Gov't Technology /UK

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  • Authors:
    • Chaplin, R R
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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  • Accession Number: 00200421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 8 1971 12:00AM