18 Jan 2007

Summary

The sixth in our cycle of Infrastructure Safety Forum workshops saw an in-depth presentation of the main IMPROVER project findings by one of its lead investigators and a response by the FIA initiators of the EuroTest campaign.


Details

The safety benefits of harmonising road signs and markings

Every year millions of tourists and professional drivers travel by car outside their country of origin in Europe. In unfamiliar environments, sign posting and road markings offer vital guidance information to drivers and warn them of dangers. A EuroTest survey carried out in 2005 found that an average of 91% of the polled motorists asked for the harmonisation of Road Signs.

The same year, a study was collectively launched by European road research laboratories with funds from the European Commission to assess the possibilities for improving traffic safety on the Trans European Road Network through the harmonisation of fixed traffic signs and road markings. The sixth in our cycle of Infrastructure Safety Forum workshops saw an in-depth presentation of the main IMPROVER project findings by one of its lead investigators and a response by the FIA initiators of the EuroTest campaign.

 

Workshop Presentations

To download a copy of the presentations, please click on the corresponding speaker's name (large files - it is recommended to use right-click & "Save Target As" option).

Mr. Vincent Ledoux, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées

Mrs. Caroline Ofoegbu, FIA - European Bureau

 

The ERF Infrastructure Safety Forum


The ERF Infrastructure Safety Forum, an initiative launched by ERF as part of its commitment towards better road safety which hosts discussions aimed at highlighting the life-saving potential offered by safer road engineering.