Just four types of collision account for 80% of fatal crashes on inter-urban roads across Europe. The design and standard of these roads determines the extent to which collisions occur and the severity of the resultant injuries. Mass action programmes provide the opportunity for systematic large-scale upgrading of sections of the road network with the widespread application of measures known to reduce injury. Investment priorities can be determined by analysing how the four collision types contribute to risk of severe injury on road sections of different types, and by assessing the number of severe collisions that can be reduced and thus the investment justified in upgrading.
A EuroRAP case study: Potential for risk reductions on British inter-urban major roadsJames Bradford