Specifics of road safety inspection in tunnels

  • Emir Smailovic University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering
  • Boris Antić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering
  • Dalibor Pešić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering
  • Slaviša Beronja University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering
Keywords: Road safety, Tunnel, Traffic safety, Road safety inspection,, Traffic accidents in tunnels, Tunnel equipment

Abstract

Tunnels are underground passages, placed horizontally, which serve to lead the road through them. In order to fulfill its purpose in road traffic, the tunnel must fit into the traffic infrastructure and as such not create an obstacle in movement and enable the movement of vehicles from entrance to exit without danger, but with increased restriction of freedom of lateral evacuation. Tunnels are among some of the most risky parts of the road network, primarily due to space constraints, where there is a possibility of a traffic accident. Managing the risks associated with the passage of road traffic, and in particular the safety of traffic in tunnels, is a serious problem in many countries. With the growing number of road users, it is necessary to adopt stricter standards regarding road tunnels. In addition to meeting these safety standards, factors such as operational requirements, economic efficiency, energy efficiency and state-of-the-art technology should also be taken into account when planning and equipping tunnels.

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Published
2021-10-03
How to Cite
Smailovic, E., Antić, B., Pešić, D., & Beronja, S. (2021). Specifics of road safety inspection in tunnels. Put I Saobracaj, 67(3), 33-38. https://doi.org/10.31075/PIS.67.03.06

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