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  • Setting Credible Speed Limits - Case Studies Report

    This report of case studies on the topic of speed limits includes a series of implemented countermeasures or experimental proofs of concept to help improve the road safety in a specific location or area. PIARC didn´t work on specific speed issues in the past periods, therefore this report also contains [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 178
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R26EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-560-7
  • Security of Road Infrastructure

    TF C.1 concentrated on "security of infrastructure, transported goods and persons". This decision was based on the experience that, despite the occurrence of incidents taking advantage of the layout and design of road infrastructure to target areas used by pedestrians in order to cause harm, some Road [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 84
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R12EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-524-9
  • Connected Vehicles - Challenges and Opportunities for Road Operators

    The deployment of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication, also known as cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) is speeding up in many developed countries. For example, Japan has already an operational system at national level, the United States are considering [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 84
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R11EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-522-5
  • Land use and safety: an introduction to understanding how land use decisions impact safety of the transportation system

    Unplanned communities create hazards for road users of all types generating unsafe conditions for motorists on the roadway and significant dangers for pedestrians, bicyclists and residents alongside or adjacent to the road. While the World Road Association continues to investigate options and recommendations [...]

    • Date : 2017
    • Pages : 44
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R32EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-440-2
  • Vulnerable road users: Diagnosis of design and operational safety problems and potential countermeasures

    Following the World Health Organisation, nearly half of those dying on the world's roads are vulnerable road users (VRU). This proportion is much greater in low- and middle-income countries, because of the greater variety and intensity of traffic mix and the lack of separation from other road users, [...]

    • Date : 2017
    • Pages : 26
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R34EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-442-6
  • The Role of Road Engineering in Combatting Driver Distraction and Fatigue Road Safety Risks

    Driver distraction and fatigue are a problem because, as remarkable as our abilities are, we humans are fallible and our abilities have limitations. Driver distraction and fatigue incorporates elements of both limitations and fallibility. On top of our limitations and fallibilities, driving a vehicle [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 73
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R24EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-419-8
  • Human factors guidelines for a safer man-road interface

    In the case of road safety, the Human Factors concept considers road characteristics that influence a driver's right or wrong driving actions. It understands the causes of road users' operational mistakes as the first step in a chain of actions which may proceed to an accident. Many often observed operational [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 78
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R20EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-408-2
  • Fixed fire fighting systems in road tunnels: Current practices and recommendations

    Fixed Fire Fighting Systems (FFFS) have been routinely used in road tunnels in countries such as Japan and Australia for decades, and there is increased interest in the use of FFFS in parts of Europe, North America and Asia. Large fire events in road tunnels continue to show the consequences of such [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-375-7
  • Improving safety in road tunnels through real-time communication with users

    This report is a continuation of the one published by PIARC in 2008 on "Human Factors and road tunnel safety regarding users". It addresses two specific points raised in the conclusion of the 2008 report: "It is most important that motorists understand how to behave in tunnels, in critical situation" [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 60
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R06EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-384-9
  • Human factors in road design. Review of design standards in nine countries

    This report reviews how human factors are explicitly or implicitly considered in the current road design standards of the following countries : Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands and Portugal. The report focuses on design features as they relate to the [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 212
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R36EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-306-1
  • Road accident investigation guidelines for road engineers

    In order to improve road safety, availability of accident data and an understanding of the circumstances that lead to crashes are of vital importance. The purpose of Road Accident Investigation (RAI) is to help road engineers detect road infrastructure deficiencies that influence an accident, in order [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 51
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R07EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-321-4
  • Comparison of national road safety policies and plans

    This Report examines the road safety performance of several nations, reviews reported policies and strategies in jurisdictions and attempts to establish linkages between adopted and implemented road safety policies, overarching multi - year strategies and performance outcomes. The findings are built [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 304
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R31EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-264-4
  • Road safety inspection guidelines for safety checks of existing roads

    A Road Safety Inspection (RSI) is a systematic, on site review, conducted by road safety expert(s), of an existing road or section of road to identify hazardous conditions, faults and deficiencies that may lead to serious accidents. After defining what is a road safety inspection, the report details [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 83
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R27EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-259-8
  • Best practices for road safety campaigns

    The report presents key findings of a literature review of best practices for road safety campaigns, and relate these to actual road safety campaign practices by road administrations and authorities of fourteen countries who responded to a survey questionnaire. The report covers the following key [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R28EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-260-1
  • Improvements in safe working on roads

    The focus of this guide is on safety of both workers and road users in construction zones. For the safe, efficient and effective management of work zones, it is proposed that a 4 C's principle be adopted. Work zones should be designed, operated and maintained such that the works are conspicuous, clear, [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 99
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R29EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-263-6
  • State of the practice for cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-benefit analysis and resource allocation

    This report examines the economic analysis techniques applicable to investments to improve road safety, in order to optimize the allocation of available resources. It presents the basics of project evaluation before detailing the methods of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis. The report [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 102
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R24EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-291-1
  • Best practice for road tunnel emergency exercises

    Emergency exercises are an integral part of the planning process of road tunnel safety. Drawing on international experience in this area, this report is in the form of a detailed guide for defining objectives, prepare, implement and evaluate an exercise in the most efficient and productive as possible. [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R25EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-292-X
  • Taking advantage of intelligent transport systems to improve road safety

    Intelligent Transport Systems 1 (ITS) have been used for more than 20 years. ITS is rapidly entering the marketplace and is likely to penetrate a greater part of the vehicle fleet in the next 10 - 15 years. Applied effectively, ITS can save lives, time, and money as well as reduce threats to our environment. [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 179
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R03EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-233-4
  • Recommendations regarding road tunnel drivers' training and information

    A follow-up on the report « Human Factors and safety from the view point of users » that was published in 2008 by the World Road Association, this new work by Technical Committee C4 - Road Tunnel Operations - aims at giving key information and instructions to drivers in order to enable them to adopt [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 193
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-235-0
  • Road tunnels: operational strategies for emergency ventilation

    During normal operation, ventilation, whether natural or mechanical, is required to provide a clean air environment and to prevent the accumulation of pollutants. During emergency operation, ventilation is needed to influence the flow of smoke. Smoke control plays a key role to increase the chances [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 99
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-234-2
  • Road safety audit guidelines for safety checks of new road projects

    This guideline is a comprehensive catalogue of design safety problems and countermeasures that outlines the common types of design failures in a definitive guide for road engineers and professionals working in the road transport sector. With the UN Decade of Action soon to be launched by the World Health [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 385
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-199-0
  • Tools for road tunnel safety management

    This report is dedicated to the basic tools needed for management and decision support on road tunnel safety issues. It defines the general demands on tunnel safety documentation, referring to each of the three different stages of a tunnel project: design-construction, commissioning, operation. An [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 125
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-228-8
  • PIARC Catalogue of design safety problems and potential countermeasures

    This catalogue presents a set of commonly design errors and suggests a range of measures to overcome them; it also gives an indication of the comparative countermeasure costs to facilitate prioritisation of the work. The catalogue can be used both as a proactive safety tool to ensure the design faults [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 169
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R07EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-227-X
  • Road Safety Manual

    After six years of diligent work led by the PIARC Technical Committee on Road Safety, this reference publication compiles the experience from different countries; it presents state-of-the-art information and guidance for the design and operation of road infrastructure in order to increase road safety. [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 603
    • PIARC Ref. : 13.03.B - Manuel de sécurité routièreEN
  • Human factors and road tunnel safety regarding users

    This report aims to improve the understanding of user behaviour in road tunnels in both normal and critical situations and to provide recommendations for tunnel design and operation. After an introduction of the human decision process, the report presents observations of the behaviour of tunnel users [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 193
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R17EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-218-0

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