Call 2009 Safety

Safety at the Heart of Road Design

Call 2009 Safety, the second programme under ERANET Road, addressed the topic of “Road Safety with focus on Self-Explaining Road and Forgiving Roadsides“. 11 National Road Administrations committed a budget of EUR 1.485 million. The call received 18 proposals with 66 partners from 19 different countries. With 7 of those countries  not members of the funding Programme Executive Board (PEB), this was an important step in  establishing openness of the programme to entities across all of Europe.

The end of programme report for Call 2009 Safety can be downloaded here.

Call 2009 Safety At The Heart Of Road Design Final Report
November 25, 2016
Call 2009 Safety At The Heart Of Road Design Final Report
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The programme funded five research topics. Further information is available through the links below.

ERASER: Evaluations to Realise a common Approach to Self-explaining European Roads

This project dealt with the Comparison and Implementation of approaches of self-explaining roads. It mainly aims to bridge the gap between fundamental knowledge concerning self-explaining roads and the practical, hands-on knowledge that road authorities require to make their roads safer by applying the concept of self-explaining roads.

Project results and reports available here.

RISMET: Road Infrastructure Safety Management Evaluation Tools

RISMET aimed at  developing suitable road safety engineering evaluation tools that will support the aims of the “improvement of road safety through an increased awareness and acceptance to implement joint road safety solutions” based on the concepts of self explaining roads (SER) and with just consideration of human factors and tolerances.

Project results and reports available here.

SPACE: Speed Adaption Control by Self Explaining Roads

SPACE aimed to identify solutions that offer the greatest potential safety gains through a state of the art review, international expert panel review, interactive visual tools and driving simulator experiment.

Project results and reports available here.

IRDES: Improving Roadside Design to Forgive Human Errors

IRDES aimed to produce a practical and uniform guideline that allows the road designer to improve the forgivingness of the roadside and a practical tool for assessing (in a quantitative manner) the effectiveness of applying a given roadside treatment.

Project results and reports available here.

EuRSI: European Road Safety Inspection

European Road Safety Inspection (EuRSI) aimed to address some of short-comings in rural-road safety inspection procedures, where the vast majority of accidents occur.  These include research and development of latest state-of-the-art mobile route-corridor mapping technologies to highlight hazards and replace existing manual inspection methods.

Project results and reports available here.

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