Revision of criteria for selection of road lighting class: a pre-study


The aim of this project is to investigate the potential in decreasing the energy use of road lighting by a revision of the guidelines regarding the selection of lighting level. The starting point of this work has been the method for selection of lighting classes suggested in the recently published technical report CEN/TR 13201-1, which considers road lighting for drivers and for vulnerable road users. In order to investigate whether CEN/TR 13201-1 is applicable in Sweden, a literature review on guidelines and criteria for selection of road lighting classes was carried out, with the aim of identifying criteria that are scientifically grounded. The literature review was supplemented by a workshop where road lighting criteria were discussed by invited road lighting experts from the Nordic countries. The results from the study show that there is some support that the parameters traffic volume, traffic composition, separation of carriageways, ambient luminosity and navigational task are relevant for the selection of road lighting class, but also that there is a lack of knowledge of road users’ needs and experiences of road lighting. The report gives recommendations for further work on a revision of the guidelines for road lighting, and suggestions for further research studies.



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...