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Volume 60, Issue 4

Application Of Safety Inspections For Evaluation Of Two – Lane Regional Roads In Poland

S. Cafiso
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/ M. Kieć / M. Milazzo / G. Pappalardo / F. Trovato
Published Online: 2015-09-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ace-2014-0031


In the paper methods for conducting Road Safety Inspections (SIs) in Italy and Poland are described and compared. The goal of the study is to improve the quality and efficiency of the safety inspections of road network by using low cost equipment (GPS, Tablet, Camera) and specific software. Particular attention was paid to the need for proper calibration of factors, causing traffic safety hazard associated with road infrastructure. The model developed according to the Italian procedures was adapted to comply with the checklists and evaluation criteria of the Polish guidelines. Overall, a good agreement between the two approaches was identified, however some modification was required to include new safety issues, characteristic for the Polish network for safety inspection of two lane rural roads. To test the applicability about 100 km of regional two lane roads in Poland were inspected with Polish and Italian procedures.

Keywords: road safety; safety inspection; road infrastructure; two lane rural roads


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About the article

Received: 2014-09-15

Revised: 2014-12-04

Published Online: 2015-09-30

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Archives of Civil Engineering, Volume 60, Issue 4, Pages 453–474, ISSN (Online) 1230-2945, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ace-2014-0031.

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