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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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RS5C Will Be Held in May 2016

VTI is organising the international traffic safety conference “Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C)”, which will run from 17 to 19 May 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The last conference, RS4C, was held in China in 2013. Interest in presenting at the Rio conference is greater than ever, and...

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