Call 2012 Safety addressed two key safety challenges for European road authorities:
- Protecting the safety of people who work on roads and reducing the risks to road workers with the objective of Zero Harm
- Choosing whether to use Vehicle Restraint Systems (VHS) and identifying the parameters that determine safety, performance, serviceable life and whole lift costs.
The programme funded three projects. Project results are available at the links below.
ASAP looked at recommending the best methods for controlling speed through roadwork zones. The project has analysed and graded 24 different speed-reducing measures and developed recommendations for both long and short-term roadworks, both on motorways and country roads.
- D2.1 State of the Art on Speed Management Methods
- D3.1 Experience of Speed Management in Practise
- D4.1 Speed management at Work Zone – Field studies and stakeholder’s survey
- D4 1 Appendix1 BRNO – PRAHA 1
- D4 1 Appendix1 BRNO – PRAHA 2
- D4 1 Appendix1 BRNO – PRAHA 3
- D4 1 Appendix1 BRNO – PRAHA 4
- D4 1 Appendix1 PRAHA – BRNO 1
- D4 1 Appendix1 PRAHA – BRNO 2
- D4 1 Appendix1 PRAHA – BRNO 3
- D4 1 Appendix1 PRAHA – BRNO 4
- D5.1 Towards a European Guideline for Speed Management Measures in Work Zones
- Annex A: Data Collection
- Annex B: Statistical Analysis
- Annex C: Scheme of Layouts
- Annex: Literature All Documents
The BRoWSER project helps national road authorities enable a data-led approach for managing road worker safety. The project has provided the framework for a European rod worker casualty database, including guidance for implanting this database, a benefits case and recommendations for the consistency of roadworks.
- BRoWSER Concept Note
- Baseline Report
- Benefits Case
- Input Data Definition Document for EuRoWCas
- EuRoWCas guidance and information
- Database specification and design
- Database specification and design – Visualisation extension
- D7.1 – Report on national performance standards, guidance and contract documents
- Final trial report
The SAVeRS project produced a practical and readily understandable Vehicle Restraint System (VRS) guidance document and a user-friendly web-based tool that allows the selection of the most appropriate safety barriers including parapets, terminals and transitions, motorcycle protection devices. The project has also produced a separate standalone publication titled :’Defining the parameters which can influence the need and selection of VRS’, which compares the different VRS design standards across Europe and also across North America and Australia.