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Publications Routes/Roads Road safety

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of road safety. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • PIARC Prize Road Safety - Road Management System for Adverse Weather Conditions: Fog and Wind

    The section of the A-8 Cantabrian motorway (hereinafter A-8) near Alto del Fiouco, between km 545+500 and 549+500, is prone to specific weather conditions involving periods of dense fog combined with strong winds. These make driving difficult and sometimes lead to the section’s closure with vehicles diverted to the N-634 as the minimum safety conditions for operation cannot be guaranteed.

  • PIARC Prize - Best Innovation - Efficient Safety Assessment of Expressway Slope Reinforced by Ground Anchors based on Residual Tensile Load Evaluated by Vibration Method

    Ground Anchoring is one of the popular methods for maintaining the stability of expressway slope. To maintain the stabilizing function of the anchors, it is necessary that the anchors are not corroded and the residual tensile load is maintained within the expected range. The soundness of anchor is evaluated based on the Guideline for the evaluation of residual tensile load. Periodic inspections of anchors are important to ensure the slope stability. Expressway companies have carried out the mandatory [...]

  • Employ Innovation, Technology and Cooperation to Reduce Collisions between Vehicles and Wildlife

    The budget for transportation infrastructure development in most of the world is huge: upgrading of junctions, expansion of roads, building new high-speed train tracks are an integral part of expanding the connectivity between different countries, increasing the movement of goods and freight, and putting in place trade agreements.

  • A Short History of Road Safety in France

    Today, each French citizen travels 35 times farther on the roads, by means other than walking, than they did in 1900. Back then, there were only 3,500 cars on the roads, and some 5 million horse-drawn vehicles. However, the risk of dying on the roads is actually lower today. The number of road deaths peaked in 1972 at more than five times its current level, but the official report “La sécurité routière en France” (Road Safety in France) details only the small measures taken after 1972. [...]

  • Emergency Communications At The Forth Bridges

    Scotland’s Forth Bridges provide a pertinent case study on the use of web media and social networks to manage emergencies on an important transport link.In June 2015 the Scottish Ministers, through their agency Transport Scotland, appointed a new Operating Company to take over the management and maintenance of the Forth Road Bridge. They chose to keep and evolve existing web-based communication channels in order to retain followers and capitalise on established trust and goodwill.