Using High Friction Surface Treatments to Reduce Traffic Accidents
Keywords: Road Environment
Submission Date: 2004
This paper introduces a process for:
– Calculating the change in braking distance from the use of properly designed, specified and applied High Friction Surface Treatments.
– Comparisons are made between naturally occurring aggregates and the Calcined Bauxite used in the High Friction Surface
Treatments in terms of surface friction and Polished Stone Values, Examples are described where:
– The material has performed well above its Internationally stated capabilities.
The report concludes that when a properly designed, specified and applied High Friction Surface Treatment is used on a suitable road surface with a high incidence of traffic accidents that an immediate reduction in traffic accidents should be expected.