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Alternativa typer av utmärkning vid vägarbete på motorväg: en jämförande studie
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5769-7193
2007 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Everyday life of road-workers is often fraught with danger. High speeds and disrespectful drivers many times make it hard to accomplish the work. High speed means short time between detection and passing the working zone and in event of an accident the consequences will be more severe. At the same time, road-users are bothered by the road-work and want to maintain accessibility. During springtime 2007 the Swedish Road Administration was offered to try alternative types of road equipment which are used in Germany. In connection to a planned paving work in May at the motorway E4 south of Gävle different types of equipment were established. In the light of this, the Swedish Road Administration ordered an evaluation of the equipments in question by VTI, which is shown in this report. The aim is to compare the equipments with each other and with the conventional equipment that is used in Sweden today. The three different types of equipment arrangements that were compared to the conventional Swedish one (only in daylight) were: - Like the conventional equipment, but signing using variable message signs (VMS) for the road signs "overtaking prohibited", "speed limit" (at 50 km/h the sign also flashed for speeding vehicles) and "left lane ends". The sign "left lane ends" was additionally supplemented with VMS "warning for other danger". - Like the previous, but with an arrow-formed pattern of the limited access on side marker instead of the conventional diagonal stripes and running light in the chicane. - Like the previous, supplemented by white plastic barriers in the chicane

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI notat 24-2007 , 2007. , 39 p.
VTI notat
Keyword [en]
Construction site, Traffic sign, Variable message sign, Barrier function, Driver, Visibility, Speed, Observation, Behaviour, Motorway
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road user behaviour; Road: Highway design, Road: Safety devices
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-1648OAI: diva2:670360
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2016-02-25

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