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New findings regarding the significance of pavement skid resistance for road safety on Swiss freeways.
I E146632 [electronic version only] /22 / ITRD E146632
Lindenmann, H.P.
Journal of Safety Research. 2006. 37(4) Pp395-400 (12 Refs.)

Samenvatting The significance of the influence of poor pavement skid resistance values on accident frequency in wet pavement conditions has been the object of many studies over several years. The various investigations have produced very diverse findings. Only seldom, however, has detailed consideration been given to the central question of whether pavement skid resistance is a decisive parameter in the occurrence of local accident black spots. Until now, the focus has been more on describing a relationship between pavement skid resistance and accident frequency. In the course of the network-wide survey of the states of pavements and of accident occurrence on Switzerland's freeways from 1999 to 2003, it emerged that a relationship with inadequate pavement skid resistance was provable for only a small proportion of accident black spots. These findings were used to frame a guideline for authorities and highway operators about how to treat skid resistance when assessing pavements and accident occurrence on freeways. (A) Reprinted with permission from Elsevier.
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