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 , 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.
|Title of host publication||Research highlights in safety and security|
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Series||VTT Research Highlights|
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