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Identification of key risk factors related to serious road injuries and their health impacts

Publication/report
Published: 2017 (European Commission): Reed, S.; Weijermars, W, et al.
Tags: Road safety in numbers, Policy, International,
Because of their high number and slower reduction compared to fatalities, serious road injuries are increasingly being adopted as an additional indicator for road safety, next to fatalities. Reducing...

Economic evaluation of infrastructure related measures

Publication/report
Published: 2017 (European Commission): Daniels, S.; Papadimitriou, E. (eds)
Tags: Road safety in numbers, Infrastructure, Policy, International,
This Deliverable reports on the work in SafetyCube Task 5.3. This addresses one of the main objectives of WP5 by contributing to the evaluation of key infrastructure related road safety measures....

Inventory of road user related risk factors and safety measures

Publication/report
Published: 2017 (European Commission): Aigner-Breuss, E.; Kaiser, S.; Usami, D.S.; Reed, S.; Weijermars, W.
Tags: Risks, Policy, Human behaviour in traffic, International,
Safety CaUsation, Benefits and Efficiency (SafetyCube) is a European Commission supported Horizon 2020 project with the objective of developing an innovative Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS...

Ranking EU progress on road safety

Publication/report
Published: 2017 (European Transport Safety Council ETSC): Adminaite, D.; Jost, G.; Stipdonk, H.; Ward, H.
Tags: Road safety in numbers, International,
In 2010, the European Union renewed its commitment to improve road safety by setting a target of reducing road deaths by 50% by 2020, compared to 2010 levels. This target followed an earlier target...

Low curve radius

Publication/article
Published: 2017 (European Commission): Goldenbeld, Ch.; Schermers, G.; Petegem, J.W.H. van
Tags: Infrastructure, Policy, International,
Average crash rates are higher on horizontal curves than on straight sections of rural two-lane highways. Radius or degree of curvature consistently tops the list of geometry variables that most...

Absence of transition curves

Publication/article
Published: 2017 (European Commission): Goldenbeld, Ch.; Schermers, G.; Petegem, J.W.H. van
Tags: Infrastructure, Policy, International,
Transition curves are defined as the transition between a tangent and a circular curve. In a transition curve, the curve radius is not constant but gradually changes. These curves are often designed...

Bendiness

Publication/article
Published: 2016 (European Commission): Petegem, J.W.H. van; Schermers, G.
Tags: Infrastructure, Policy, International,
Curves are considered to be a risk factor in the design of roads. Most research on the risk of curves focuses on individual curves, only a few studies focus on bendiness. Findings from those studies...

Densely spaced junctions

Publication/article
Published: 2016 (European Commission): Petegem, J.W.H. van; Schermers, G.
Tags: Infrastructure, Policy, International,
Junction density has been identified as a risk factor although the results of research into the effect of junction density on crash frequency and/or crash severity (number and extent of injuries) is...

Superelevation deficiencies at curves

Publication/article
Published: 2016 (European Commission): Petegem, J.W.H. van; Schermers, G.
Tags: Infrastructure, Policy, International,
The superelevation is the right-angled slope of the road surface and is part of the horizontal curve design. Driving through a curve at too high speeds can create too high centrifugal forces causing...

Larger number of lanes

Publication/article
Published: 2016 (European Commission): Loenis, B.; Schermers, G.; Petegem, J.W.H. van
Tags: Infrastructure, Policy, International,
Most of the studies show that an increasing number of lanes is related to an increase in crashes. This might be partly explained by an increase in lane changing and overtaking manouevres and speed...