Road markings as a safety measure

Riikka Rajamäki, Juha Luoma, Veli-Pekka Kallberg

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    Abstract

    In 2011, 77 people died in head-on collisions and 70 people died in single-vehicle accidents on Finnish public roads, accounting for 66% of all road fatalities. Effective, cost-effective measures are therefore needed to prevent vehicles from drifting into oncoming traffic or off the road. Introducing new road markings is relatively inexpensive to implement, yet their safety effect cannot always be guaranteed. Kallberg [1], for example, found that the use of delineator posts on winding roads increases night-time accident risk due to increased driving speed, whereas the risk is reduced on straighter roads.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages110-111
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Highlights
    Number10
    ISSN2242-1173

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    Rajamäki, R., Luoma, J., & Kallberg, V-P. (2013). Road markings as a safety measure. In Research highlights in safety and security (pp. 110-111). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/researchhighlights/2013/R10.pdf