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Volume 122, 2017XI International Road Safety Seminar GAMBIT 2016
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Safe road infrastructure|
|Published online||10 August 2017|
Solid road environment and its hazards
1 Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk, Poland
2 Regional Road Authority in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland
3 Regional Police in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accidents that involve vehicles departing the road tend to have very high severity, as they often result in the vehicle hitting a permanent obstacle (which can be a tree, a pole, facility pillar, front wall of a culvert or a barrier). In recent years, this type of accident caused approx. 19% of all road deaths in Poland. A particularly high risk can be observed on roads located in northern and western voivodships, with many avenues of trees along the roadside. The paper will present the major road user hazards and their locations, based on the example of detailed analyses conducted for the area of the Warminsko-Mazurskie voivodship in Poland. In the paper, the authors will also present measures that can be applied to improve the safety of road users by improving roads managed by local governments in Warminsko-Mazurskie.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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