Infrastructure and Safety in a Collaborative World

Road Traffic Safety

  • Evangelos Bekiaris
  • Marion Wiethoff
  • Evangelia Gaitanidou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. General Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karel A. Brookhuis, Marion Wiethoff, Evangelos Bekiaris, Evangelia Gaitanidou
      Pages 3-14
    3. Evangelos Bekiaris, Evangelia Gaitanidou
      Pages 15-22
    4. Klaas De Brucker, Cathy Macharis, Knut Veisten
      Pages 23-42
    5. Manfred Dangelmaier, Gunter Wenzel, Maria Gemou, Evangelos Bekiaris, Marion Wiethoff, Dick De Waard et al.
      Pages 43-84
  3. New Developments in Modelling, Evaluating and Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Thomas Benz, Evangelia Gaitanidou, Andreas Tapani, Silvana Toffolo, George Yannis, Ioanna Spyropoulou
      Pages 97-124
    3. Andreas Tapani, Anna Anund, Nick Reed, Alan Stevens
      Pages 125-142
    4. J. Stefan Bald, Katja Stumpf, Tim Wallrabenstein, Le Thu Huyen
      Pages 143-152
    5. Evangelia Gaitanidou, Evangelos Bekiaris, Maria Panou, Maria Gemou, Stella Nikolaou, Martin Winkelbauer
      Pages 153-188
  4. Forgiving Road Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Sven Vlassenroot, Jan-Willem van der Pas, Karel Brookhuis, Johan De Mol, Vincent Marchau, Frank Witlox
      Pages 215-232
    3. Anna Anund, Andreas Tapani, Eleni Chalkia
      Pages 233-239
  5. Self-Explanatory Road Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Karin Siebenhandl, Michael Smuc, Florian Windhager
      Pages 243-261
    3. Christian Galinski
      Pages 263-284
    4. Evangelos Bekiaris, Evangelia Gaitanidou, Maria Panou, Konstantinos Kalogirou, Pavlos Spanidis
      Pages 285-301
  6. Final Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Knut Veisten, Alena Erke, Rune Elvik
      Pages 327-337
    3. Marion Wiethoff, Cathy Macharis, Evangelia Gaitanidou
      Pages 339-357
    4. Evangelos Bekiaris, Evangelia Gaitanidou
      Pages 359-364
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 365-386

About this book


The book investigates how, and which, forgiving road environments (FOR) and self-explaining road measures (SER) will contribute to increasing road safety and also increase network efficiency on the road.

It presents both the general approach and the methodology for generating the possible FOR and SER measures. The book further discusses the prioritization and the testing methodologies, as well as an innovating methodology for VMS methodology.

The next parts of the book present a few important cases: lane departure warning systems; intelligent speed adaptation systems and perception enhancement studies; designs of European pictorial signs, e.g. for VMS but also examples of designs of European road wordings; and finally how personalization can be affectively applied in VMS signs and wordings for improving safety on the road and drivers comfort.

The last part shows the final evaluation of FOR and SER, on a number of detailed Multiple Criterion Analysis and Cost Benefit Analyses are performed on a number of FOR and SER measures. This results in the development of a set of guidelines, conclusions and policy recommendations for the future.

It is thus a book for the road safety researcher practitioner, the vehicles and road infrastructure components designer, the road operator, the local and national road authorities and -last but not least- for the informed citizen.


DGTREN FOR SER Traffic forgiving road environments self-explaining road measures

Editors and affiliations

  • Evangelos Bekiaris
    • 1
  • Marion Wiethoff
    • 2
  • Evangelia Gaitanidou
    • 3
  1. 1.Hellas (CERTH), Hellenic Insitute of Transport (HIT)Centre for Research and TechnologyThermi, ThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Fac. Technology, Policy & ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands
  3. 3.Hellas (CERTH), Hellenic Insitute of Transport (HIT)Centre for Research and TechnologyThermi, ThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-18371-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18372-0
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