Infrastructure

Infrastructure

In addition to in-vehicle passive, active and integral safety systems, compliance with traffic rules and correct, attentive behavior on the roads, the infrastructure also makes a key contribution to road safety. A whole range of measures – making hazardous areas safer; maintaining traffic installations and other street furniture; ensuring that road surfacing is safer for traffic; monitoring speed at accidents hot spots; implementing road construction measures to prevent collisions with trees; installing adequate crash barriers; and lots more – offer considerable optimization potential.

 Red-white DRF vehicle Jun 2017

Emergency rescue pilot project in China

Infrastructure

The People’s Republic of China is planning to set up a state-of-the-art rescue service based on the German model.

emergency call Jun 2017

Mandatory First-Aid Measures

Infrastructure

The more quickly and effectively the various forms of rescue and assistance are dovetailed, the better the chances of survival and recovery for road users involved in accidents.

 Docstop road sign with car Jun 2017

Rapid assistance in emergencies thanks to “DocStop”

Infrastructure

This idea really is something special – and, so far, one of its kind in the whole of Europe.

Wounded woman lying on the floor Jun 2017

Optimizing rescue services

Infrastructure

“Red Square” in St. Gallen in Switzerland is an excellent example of urban “shared space.”

Red Place St. Gallen Jun 2017

Consistent implementation of the "Shared Space" Approach

Infrastructure

For many years now, more and more European cities have designed selected traffic zones according to the “shared space” principle.

Child running across the street Jun 2017

Pedestrian crossings and traffic-calmed zones

Infrastructure

Parents should teach children as early as possible how to cross roads safely.

Road with passing car and wheel checks Jun 2017

Effectiveness of safety measures on rural roads in Bavaria

Infrastructure

A safe road infrastructure ultimately has to be ensured at regional and local level.

Road sign Jun 2017

More effective protection in collisions with trees

Infrastructure

A continuing problem in Germany and other countries is collisions with roadside trees

Road with road sign Jun 2017

Flexible response of changing traffic situations

Infrastructure

A similar approach can be seen when the breakdown lane is opened for vehicles.

roundabout traffic Jun 2017

Road safety aspects must not be overlooked in the design of roundabouts

Infrastructure

In many countries in Europe, roundabouts have enjoyed something of a renaissance since the 1990s.

Country road with road signs and car Jun 2017

Roads Must Be Forgiving of Mistakes

Infrastructure

Vehicle technology and the human factor are the two central pillars of road safety.

Hovenring at night Apr 2016

Well-maintained roads are key

Infrastructure

Infrastructure is a not insignificant cause of accidents with casualties and/or material damage.

Working on crash barriers: Casing and crash barriers-bearer Apr 2016

Safety through overtaking lanes and crash barriers

Infrastructure

Despite the positive trend over the past few years, collisions with trees are still disproportionately represented in the statistics on fatal accidents.

Traffic jam on the motorway Apr 2016

Situation-specific speed limits and warnings

Infrastructure

Excessive speed is a common cause of accidents, other measures that can be taken include management of traffic flows and suitable speed management.

Emergency line for emergency vehicles on a  motorway Apr 2016

Make way for the blue lights and sirens!

Infrastructure

How should I respond if I see an emergency vehicle appear behind me with blue lights flashing and siren wailing?

Accident vehicles inside the tunnel Apr 2016

Systematic safety inspections

Infrastructure

The EU, has implemented a range of measures aimed at optimizing the infrastructure in order to enhance road safety.

Pump at a petrol station Apr 2016

Safety at gas stations

Infrastructure

Gas stations are facilities subject to mandatory inspection and in Germany must be regularly inspected.