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Safety in Road Design

Alan Wood & Partners Safety in Road Design Engineers play a key role in road design. They help to ensure people are safeguarded from any potential dangers when using roads. Their main duties include planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of roads to ensure they are safe for people to use and for goods to be transported on. Here we highlight some key facts around road safety. On average 2.35 million people are injured or disabled due to road accidents per year Correct use of a seat belt can reduce chances of injury or fatality in an accident by 61% Introducing barriers, speed limits, traffic lights and signs are some of the ways in which an engineer can help with safety on roads Barriers help to protect people by preventing cars veering off the road or going into oncoming traffic Speed limits help to ensure people adhere to the maximum legal vehicle speed and to assist with control of traffic flow Traffic lights & signs help to manage traffic flow and pre-warn drivers of any warnings or notices they need to be aware of on their journey ahead Through road design engineers can determine specific requirements for certain roads, such as the types of vehicles permitted or the number of lanes on a motorway, which will help reduce the potential risks to road users. Alan Wood and Partners are a firm of Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers with over 50 years' experience in road design. To find out more details about the service they offer please visit Alan Wood & Partners have seven offices across the UK Hull, Leeds, Lincoln, London, Scarborough, Sheffield and York. Established in Hull in the 1960's, Alan Wood & Partners provide a comprehensive range of engineering services to the construction industry. Alan Wood & Partners Alan Wood & Partners are proud to deliver outstanding customer care, delivered by specialist teams, with the skills and experience required.

Safety in Road Design

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In this infographic we highlight some key facts around road safety.


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