Olycksrisk vid lokala ojämnheter och andra ytdefekter


This study has examined, in particular, the effect road surface “local unevenness” has on traffic accident risk. Effects from other road surface defects were also considered but to a lesser extent. Test results are non-significant when considering if local unevenness has any main effect. Local unevenness has also not been chosen as part of any significant term of higher order. The analysis provides no support that local unevenness influences the risk of accidents. With regards to other variables related to the road or road surface, there is a negative correlation between rut depth and accident risk, and a positive correlation between longitudinal gradient and accident risk. Accident risk varies in correlation with IRI (International roughness index) and the permitted speed limit in a way that implies that risk decreases with higher speed and low IRI, and higher IRI and low speed. The risk increases when both IRI and speed increase. Precipitation information is an example of a variable that has been included in the analysis but is not related to the road or road surface. Data indicates that accident risk is lower in places where heavy rainfall often occurs.



Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The conference Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region is held i Vilnius, Lithuania. VTI is part of the organisation committé and also one of the speakers.



EU-project VIRTUAL: improving road safety with virtual crash tests

Crash tests are used to improve safety on roads. Therefore the EU now funds a research project to develop virtual methods of crash testing. VTI coordinates the project, called VIRTUAL. The project now invites experts interested in Human Body Modeling to join...


EU project protects cyclists and pedestrians

According to the World Health Organisation, more than one quarter of road traffic fatalities in 2010 were pedestrians and cyclists. Every year, about 335,000 unprotected road users die because of traffic accidents, which shows the scale of the problem. The EU...


Swedish organisations in EU project on traffic safety and crash testing

Crash safety testing is one of the tools used to improve safety on roads. The EU is therefore funding a research project that started recently to develop virtual methods of crash testing. The long-term goal is to supplement the physical evaluation of crash...


International Conference on Electric Road Systems starts today

Electric Road Systems (ERS) is a relatively new concept with many initiatives on the way. To learn from each other and stimulate new collaborations the Swedish Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads arranged the first international conference...


Same survey of road users’ attitudes in 50 countries

At the Road Safety on Five Continents Conference, RS5C, one entire session presented a large survey of road users' attitudes in 38 countries. Results show large differences between countries in many areas, both regarding behavior and attitudes. A new survey...


Good results with alcohol interlock program according to Swedish study

An alcohol interlock program makes it possible for drink driving offenders to continue their everyday lives. In a Swedish study most of the participants were satisfied with the program and experienced improved health. They also reported drinking alcohol more...