Influence of road infrastructure on road safety
We study the influence of road layout and all elements on the sides of the road (posts, signs, safety barriers, drainage elements, etc.) on the safety conditions for users, taking different scenarios and collision speeds into account.
Development of test methods
We define analysis and test criteria that allow to make an objective evaluation of the elements that make up the infrastructure.
We actively take part in the main working groups of Spanish (AENOR CTN-135) and International (CEN TC226) regulatory committees; we have defined, among others, the specific procedures for measuring the forces transmitted by parapets to bridges in case of accident, by evaluating traffic control elements and assessing motorcyclist equipment.
Restraint systems in the infrastructure
We have taken part in the definition of safety barrier installation and utilisation recommendations according to cost-benefit criteria.
As an example, we have developed solutions to utilise existing barriers with IPN posts for the installation of motorcyclist protection systems and minimise repair costs in case of accident by considering aspects such as the state of conservation of infrastructure elements, the intensity and composition of traffic, traffic speed, etc...