2626-9050-2-PB.pdf - International Journal of Integrated Engineering Special Issue 2018 Civil Environmental Engineering Vol 10 No 2(2018 p 43-48 \u00a9

2626-9050-2-PB.pdf - International Journal of Integrated...

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I nternational J ournal of I ntegrated E ngineering, Special Issue 2018: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 2 (2018) p. 43-48 © Penerbit UTHM DOI: . 2018.10.02.010 *Corresponding author: [email protected] 2018 UTHM Publisher. All right reserved. penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie 43 Findings of the safety inspections found on the TEN-T road network in the Czech Republic Jiri Carsky 1,* , Adela Johanidesova 1 , Josef Kocourek 1 1 Department of Transportation Systems, Faculty of Transportation Sciences, Czech Technical University in Prague, Konviktska 20, Praha 1, CZ – 110 00, CZECH REPUBLIC. Received 01 January 2018; accepted 15 April 2018, available online 07 May 2018 1. Introduction The TEN-T networks (Trans-European Transport Networks) are a planned set of road, rail, air and water transport networks in the European Union. TEN-T road network envisages coordinated improvements to primary roads and traffic management systems, providing integrated and intermodal long-distance high-speed routes. A decision to adopt TEN-T was made by the European Parliament and Council in 1996. The EU works to promote the networks by a combination of leadership, coordination, issuance of guidelines and funding aspects of development. Last year there was carried out a safety inspection in the Czech Republic on the traffic roads of the TEN-T network and on the selected 1 st class roads that are not classified as part of the TEN-T network and are intended to replace the TEN-T network in the future. This inspection analysed all sections of motorway network in the Czech Republic (approx. 780 km) as well as selected dual carriageways (approx. 430 km) and 1 st class roads (approx. 890 km). The total length of the network analysed was 2,100 km. The majority of the inspection ("main inspection") was conducted from April to June 2015. The visibility and weather conditions were standard. The results of the safety inspection were evaluated using Czech Directive No. 317/2011 Special Report Section 7a and the methodology of 121/2013-520-TPV/1 "Safety inspection of traffic roads". 2. Road safety inspection procedure The road safety problems were identified by driving round the network with an inspection vehicle that had been equipped with special data collection equipment. The traffic roads were also assessed in terms of their comprehensibility and safety for road users (drivers). In principle, safety inspections are about tracing the two basic principles behind routes – "self explaining" and "forgiving" – with the aim to obtain a safe road. Forgiving road means a concept that is designed to "forgive" mistakes made on the road. Self explaining road means that the infrastructure and its environment can be easily understood in order to adjust their behaviour accordingly. Selected routes were tested in both directions.
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