Where and when do roadwork crashes occur?


The current crash registration system does not record the exact time and location of roadwork crashes. This information can only be found in older research which studied police reports [25]. For the period 1987-2006, this showed that the number of severe injury crashes at roadwork locations was highest on unnumbered roads (mainly municipal roads and 60km/h roads). Compared to all serious crashes, the share was highest on national roads [25]. Roadwork crashes mainly occurred during the day, but, of the total number of daylight crashes, the share of roadwork crashes during daylight equalled the share of non-daylight crashes at roadwork locations. In 83% of the crashes, vulnerable road users were involved, mainly pedestrian crashes and sideswipes of cyclists/moped riders, 17% of them being road workers.

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Traffic congestion and roadworks

Traffic congestion occurs when traffic demand exceeds road capacity, or when an incident such as a traffic crash, a vehicle breakdown occurs or Meer

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