Thursday, February 9, 2023

Gracious Roads, a proposal for asphalt in 2023

“It’s time to continue working to analyze the data and tackle the causes,” reduce deaths And also contributes to raising awareness among citizens about the drama of road accidents and their painful consequences. In 2022, Died spanish streets 1.145 persons, three each day, and 4,008 were seriously injured.

To these words of the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlasca, after presenting the balance of road accidents for 2022, Spanish Road Association (AEC) With many propositions and a reminder: The infrastructure investment This is necessary “to avoid a feared change in the trend of accidents” in Spain.

Proposes to invest in AEC technical solution connectivity between vehicles, infrastructure or systems pedestrian detection, for example) and make new construction decisions to reduce accident rates, particularly among the most vulnerable road users. “people-forgiving” roads and 2+1 routes are just a few ideas.

Secondary Roads: Deadly Overtaking

number of Dead people in traditional roads increased by 5% In 2022. 73% of the deaths occurred on such roads.

As a solution, AEC proposes asphalt repair and evaluate the road safety of the entire network, as well as eliminate accident-prone sections. And, in particular, pay attention to intersections and road access.

The main condition, in any case, is Development of roads 2+1. These roads, which have already been constructed by the General Directorate of Highways, have a single platform where a permanent separation between traffic directions is maintained.

as well, add an extra lane alternatively reserved for both directions of movement allow overtaking No need to worry about the oncoming vehicles.

These are routes that have been successfully tested in countries such as Sweden, Finland, Germany, France, Ireland, the United States or Canada and that Will prevent frontal and side/frontolateral collisions: Last year, 379 people had died in such accidents.

roads that forgive

480 people lost their lives last year due to getting off the road. Possible solution is what the AEC calls Clement Streets: Roads “forgiving” motorists.

i.e, roads with Safe environment for users clean margin or thanks to getting better regarding the observance of destination,

The consequences of accidents can also be reduced by providing highway security zone on its margin, Softening of slopes of side slopes and elimination or protection of side barriers on the road side, as the case may be.

highway and highway

The rest of the accidents for 2022 saw an increase in the number of people killed on motorways and dual carriageways (3%). The answer is partly the same as for conventional roads: safety assessment, reconsideration of crash intensity classes and pavement improvements.

pedestrians, cyclists and motorists

Road safety is one of the major concerns of experts Weak User. reports the number of AEC dead pedestrian on conventional tracks in 2022 (68) and proposes, along with other measures Humanization of the crossing.

The idea involves building specific infrastructures, such as walkway And shoulders of different colors and textures. It is also committed to developing safe pedestrian walkways at bus stops and accesses to urbanization or industrial areas.

On the other hand, technology can provide pedestrian detection system To warn drivers about their presence on the road. With 39 deaths on conventional roads in 2022 similar considerations may apply to cyclists.

for motorcycle riders (175 deaths), Committed to setting up AEC Security System Specialized in classes of particular risk.

night accidents

There are other circumstances worrying the Spanish Road Association. night accidents. were recorded between 8:00 pm and 7:00 am last year 316 deaths In addition to the death of vehicle users 66 Pedestrians.

AEC sets out its purpose as illumination of singularities (intersections, access and links, among others) and improved vertical and horizontal signage. Due to lack of replacement, hundreds of thousands of signs have already lost their reflective power.

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