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Item 241-01 HERMES – Harmonization of European Routine and research Measuring Equipment for Skid Resistance

HERMESHarmonization of European Routine and research Measuring Equipment for Skid Resistance was a FEHRL-funded pre-normative project that aimed to lay the foundations for consistent European standardization of skid resistance measurement on roads and runways. Underlying the work was the idea that the project should give the initial impetus to the implementation of a common scale of friction, the so-called EFI (European Friction Index), together with an associated harmonized calibration procedure, in all European countries.

Measurement of the nighttime visibility (retroreflection) of road markings in dry weather (RL)

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La visibilité de nuit est l’intensité lumineuse perçue par un automobiliste à 30 m provenant d’une unité de surface du marquage échantillonné et par une unité d’intensité lumineuse du marquage, lorsque ce marquage est éclairé par le rayon lumineux oblique des phares du véhicule. La visibilité de nuit est, tout comme celle de jour, exprimée en mcd lx-1 m-2. Les cahiers des charges exigent des marquages neufs des rétroréflexions situées entre 100 et 300 mcd lx-1 m-2 pour les marquages blancs et entre 80 et 200 mcd lx-1 m-2 pour les jaunes. Certains marquages blancs présentent des rétroréflexions initiales de 500 mcd lx-1 m-2 et plus. L’appareillage de mesure dont dispose le CRR est un RL2000 de la firme DELTA et est décrit dans la fiche d’information CRR F56.

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Cycle facilities manual of the Brussels Capital Region

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The cycle facilities manual of the Brussels Capital Region offers technical support to all actors involved in the promotion of cycling and especially in the improvement of cycle infrastructure in Brussels.

Safety, comfort, rapidity, attractivenes and consistency are the five major demands made by by cyclists on the quality of cycle facilities.

Cyclist safety and comfort are greatly determined by the quality of pavements, road markings and lighting.

At the request of Brussels Mobility, BRRC has authored two parts of the manual dealing with those topics.

Dynamic mobility and safety management for the installation of variable message signs in the Brussels Capital Region

The Mobility – Safety – Road Management Division worked together with engineering firm EGIS in a preliminary study on dynamic mobility and safety management for the installation of variable message signs (VMS) in the Brussels Capital Region. VMS can be used for real-time dissemination of information to road users. Motorists can use this information to change their behaviour or routes.

Methodology for road safety inspections

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Although directive 2008/96/EG of the European Parliament and the Council of 19th November 2008 on road infrastructure safety management describes the procedure for safety audits in more detail, BRRC has chosen to start the implementation with the gradual development of a methodology for safety inspections.

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