'Roadworks ahead, speed limit 80 km/h'.
this is How it is in week 21 of the sudden sounds in your car stereos when you cross the great belt Bridge, even if you are going to hear something completely different.
the Reason is that A/S Storebælt, in cooperation with the university of Southern Innovation (SDI) and Warning Systems in this week test the signalling equipment, which should help to get drivers to slow down at roadworks and reduce the risk of accidents, and therefore drivers over the car radio to be greeted with a warning of road works at Sprogø.
The state Sund & Bælt in a press release.
In the week tested the effect of the system Safe Track, like SDI/Warning Systems have been set up at a local roadworks on the connection. By sending a message to motorists when they are approaching road works will, is hoped, that motorists remove your foot from the accelerator and at the same time directs all the focus on the road ahead of them. On the way to alerts to ensure there are fewer accidents.
- We are seeing generally is that the drivers forget to slow down when passing road works on the great belt, and it creates dangerous situations, both for drivers and for our colleagues working on the bridge. We therefore look forward to test whether we can use the alerts directly to the individual car stereos to improve safety on the bridge, says Kim These Nielsen, chief of constructions and installations at Sund & Bælt, in the press release.
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Some hundred meters before motorists drive past road works will, their radio can be interrupted by a local traffic announcement, which says, that there is 'road work ahead, speed limit 80 km/h.'
Then the radio automatically switches back to the original channel. The alert is coming only to hit drivers, running towards the island of Funen, as it is here, working.
- We have a wide range of initiatives to increase the safety of drivers and an employee at the bridge, bl.a. using new and larger signs for traffic information and better monitoring of traffic. We hope, therefore, that the test gives a positive result, and in the long term it will be possible to complement our efforts with Warning Systems’s equipment for the benefit of all who use our connection, joining Kim These Nielsen.
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