Road markings as a safety measure

Riikka Rajamäki, Juha Luoma, Veli-Pekka Kallberg

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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

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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). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10
Rajamäki, Riikka ; Luoma, Juha ; Kallberg, Veli-Pekka. / Road markings as a safety measure. Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2013. pp. 110-111 (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).
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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. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Research Highlights, no. 10, pp. 110-111.

Road markings as a safety measure. / Rajamäki, Riikka; Luoma, Juha; Kallberg, Veli-Pekka.

Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2013. p. 110-111 (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).

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