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Studies - Recommendations regarding roadside design including the selection and installation of road vehicle restraint systems

This study aimed at creating the conditions for the assessment of roadside features influencing road safety on the National Road Network, to be applied at the design and operation stages, in order to support the implementation of road safety interventions in this area.

The following activities were carried out:

  • Produce a Technical Manual  to support roadside detailed design, with the basic tools to identify roadside risk factors and to support defining mitigation measures.
  • Produce Guidelines on the application of road restraint systems (which are roadside obstacles designed to protect traffic from other more dangerous obstacles), including the identification of the scope of each type of system and the situations in which they should not be used.
  • Training events on the application of the Technical Manual and the Guidelines.

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