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Maintenance of Road Signs, Markings and Other Safety Assets: A Cost Effective Means of Optimising Road Safety

This brochure provides an overview of road safety assets, such as vertical road signs, horizontal road markings, lighting installation, traffic control devices, barriers, studs, chevrons, delineators and fencing, communications and telephone equipment and anti-skid road surfacing; and their maintenance requirements. It demonstrates how simple, low-cost measures can provide an efficient means of reducing the humanitarian and financial burden of road accidents. The brochure offers advice to road administrations on maintenance planning and budgeting for road safety. It recommends regular road maintenance, conducting road safety audits, keeping a good inventory of safety and signalling devices and the development of appropriate management systems enabling informed investment in road assets.

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