EU RESEARCHERS IMPROVE ROAD DESIGNS TO CUT ACCIDENTS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

A EUROPEAN Union (EU) research project has developed groundbreaking modelling software designed to test the design and placement of roads, street furniture and natural obstacles for accident risks.
The Euro 1.9 million-Roadside Infrastructure for Safer European Roads' (RISER) project created the computer programme after analysing crash data from around the world, drawing lessons on the risks posed by road cambers, bends, signs, bollards and trees.
Upon reviewing the data, which focused especially on single vehicle ...


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