1. Exceptional SCRIM®
A road survey vehicle that measures the skid resistance of the road surface has been rated as ‘exceptional’ by the US Federal Highways Administration. The SCRIM® road survey vehicle manufactured exclusively by a road...
2. TM2 Trials in the US
The WDM® texture meter, the TM2, took part in Network Level Macrotexture Measurement Equipment trials in the USA. The ‘rodeo’ style trials were held at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in Blacksburg. The various machines were first tested...
3. Ensure your skid resistance policy, strategy and procedures are fit for purpose
Many highway authorities have adopted a policy to manage their skid resistance but often the implementation is dependent on not just staff from the highway authority, but also staff from partners and contractors. The manner in which these separate stakeholders...
4. Development of a skid policy across a large urban area
London, United Kingdom
Highway Networks serving large conurbations are usually managed by a large number of separate highway authorities. Under these circumstance it is very important that standards and their implementation are agreed and implemented in a uniform manner. W.D.M. Limited...
5. Delivering a safe road system
One of the key elements in the development of a safe road system within a fixed budget is the use of: An objective assessment of road condition; A validated and objective method of prioritising different types of defects; A validated...
6. Eyes on the road
The SCRIM® trucks were back on New Zealand’s highways over the summer of 2015-16, completing their surveying over the North and South Island regions by January 2016. The distinctive yellow SCRIM tucks are commissioned by...
7. Laser scans reveal condition improvement on Essex roads
Essex, United Kingdom
The condition of main roads in Essex has improved for the third year in a row in 2014 according to hi-tech vehicles used by Essex County Council. Specially-adapted Road Assessment Vehicles (RAVs) using laser beams to record defects on the roads...
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