PIARC Catalogue of design safety problems and potential countermeasures
- Date : 2009
- Author(s) : Comité technique 3.1 Sécurité routière / Technical Committee 3.1 Road Safety
- Domain(s) : Road Safety / Design of Inter-urban Roads
- PIARC Ref. : 2009R07EN
- ISBN : 2-84060-227-X
- Number of pages : 169
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 do not arise in the first place, or a reactive safety tool to assist in designing cost-effective countermeasures where problems already exist on the road network.
The situations considered are organized within 8 groups:
- Cross Section
- Public and Private Services
- Vulnerable Road Users
- Traffic Signing and marking
- Roadside Features
For each case, a sheet is presented with several illustrations.