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Engineering Based Measures to Manage Speeds on Rural Roads
Australian Road Research Board (ARRB).
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents: Beijing, China. 15-17 May 2013, Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Speed is a major contributor to crashes worldwide, including those on rural roads. The association of Australian and New Zealand road agencies (Austroads) has completed a program of research to provide guidance for managing speeds on these roads. The research focuses on road engineering based measures to address this problem. This paper provides a summary from this research, identifying speed-related treatments for higher risk locations. The research is based on an extensive review of literature, and trials of various treatments, particularly those used where speed reduction is likely to have greatest impact (e.g. curves, intersections and approaching small towns). Where available, information is provided on the expected speed and crash reduction from such treatments. Along with the general research findings, information is provided on an analysis to determine the effectiveness of vehicle activated signs; and the benefits of rural/urban gateway treatments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2013.
Keyword [en]
Rural road, Speed, Traffic control, Carriageway marking, Rumble strip, Warning, Perception, Roundabout
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Infrastructure Engineering
Research subject
80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 82 Road: Geometric design and traffic safety; X RSXC
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-7377OAI: diva2:759621
16th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents. Beijing, China (RS4C 2013). 15-17 May 2013
Available from: 2014-10-30 Created: 2014-10-30 Last updated: 2014-10-30Bibliographically approved

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