Svenska vägtillståndsmått, då, nu och i morgon: del 3: i morgon – år 2010 och framåt


On behalf of the Swedish Road Transport Administration, VTI has developed and proposed new indices of road surface measurement that better describe damaged or badly constructed road sections. The indices have been developed using data that is already collected during the regular road network surveys. The new indices can be used to describe road network conditions and changes during operation. To complement current indices, the report proposes four new indices and recommends changes in the use and/or calculation of two others. The main development principle was to use existing surveyed data and create either a new single index or indices based on a combination of other existing indices. The new indices must also correspond to a specific effect or property, for example safety risk. In connection with the development, thresholds for maintenance standards have also been suggested. The indices developed in this final phase of the project "New Indices of Measurement” that can complement existing indices are: • surface damage (small and large). • cross fall variation. • local unevenness (new definition). • surface water area. • edge depth (new definition). • IRI left (compliment to IRI right). This report describes new road condition indicators used in the period 2010 och onwards. Two earlier reports in this series describes indicators used in the period 1987–2005 (R717, 2013) respectively year 2006–2009 (R718, 2011).



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...