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Highway middle barriers substantially increase road safety

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland investigated the safety effects of middle barriers on non-motorway highways in Finland. The results indicate that highway middle barriers greatly improve road safety and are particularly effective at reducing fatal accidents, with four in five such accidents...

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How vehicles can avoid accidents on newly paved roads

Friction is an important property for road safety. VTI has investigated how roads change in the first few weeks after surfacing work has been completed. Researchers recommend posting warning signs when the road is opened and waiting at least three weeks to measure the friction of the road. A few...

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Same survey of road users’ attitudes in 50 countries

At the Road Safety on Five Continents Conference, RS5C, a survey of road users' attitudes in 38 countries was presentet. Results show large differences between countries in many areas, both regarding behavior and attitudes. A new survey in 50 countries will be conducted in 2018 and the Swedish...

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Call for abstracts – deadline extended!

Road Safety on Five Continents
Call for abstracts and special sessions to the 18th international conference Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) is still open. Extended deadline until May 21, 2017. Submit now! May 16-18, 2018 the conference RS5C will take place on Jeju Island, South Korea. The conference is organised by...

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RS5C – Call for abstracts now open

Road Safety on Five Continents
Call for abstracts and special sessions to the 18th international conference Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) is now open. In May 16-18, 2018, the RS5C conference will take place on Jeju Island, South Korea. The conference is organised by VTI in close cooperation with Korea...

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