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Trafikanternas krav på vägars tillstånd: en enkätstudie av förares uppfattning om belagda vägar
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Mobility, actors and planning processes.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Infrastructure, Infrastructure maintenance.
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
The road users' requirements on road surface condition : A questionnaire on drivers´ opinions on paved roads (English)
Abstract [sv]

In order to get a view on the road surfaces´ condition the Swedish Road Administration (SRA) uses both objective measurement mehods, mainly measurements of rut depth and unevenness, and road user opinions on road condition. The objective measurements show that the road surface condition in general has not changed to any greater extent during the latest years. The road user surveys, however, show that the road users, and not least the professional drivers, have become less satisfied with the operation and maintenance of the roads. To try to understand the cause of this discrepancy it is of interest to closer analyse the road user assessment of road surface condition. The objective of this study has been to study the road users' assessment of road surfaces, and more specifically their assessments of seven damages have been studied: rutting, patching and repairs, cracks, uneven and weak shoulders, potholes, other singular irregularities, widespread unevenness as well as two types of texture (rough and fine texture). The objective was also to obtain an overall picture of how different road categories are perceived as well as to investigate how the acceptance and the perceived occurrence of specific damages contribute to explaining the drivers' general opinion on road surface quality. Finally, also the drivers' opinion on maintenance activities as well as their attitude towards those responsible for the maintenance, i.e. the SRA and the municipalities, were studied.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2010. , 100 p.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030 ; 668
Keyword [en]
Surfacing, Rutting, Patching, Cracking, Evenness, Pothole, Surface texture, Maintenance, Responsibility, Questionnaire, Driver, Private, Professional category, Driving, Attitude, Requirement, Acceptance
National Category
Infrastructure Engineering
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road user behaviour; Road: Maintenance; Road: Highway design, Road: Surfacing
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6532OAI: diva2:675413
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2014-03-17Bibliographically approved

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