TRANSPORT SCOTLAND WINS INAUGURAL TEC, SURVEYOR AND EURORAP PASSIVE SAFETY AWARD
A large scale endeavor to save lives through safer roads was recognised at the inaugural TEC, Surveyor and EuroRAP Passive Safety Award 2007 at Traffex 2007, held at the Birmingham NEC.
Transport Scotland won the award for its commitment to reducing roadside risk, including the installation of safer sign posts, traffic signal poles and large posts for the protection of motorists.
The project, which was first implemented 12 months ago, will cover 3,500km of the trunk road network in Scotland. Transport Scotland has invested GBP1m in passive safety so far and hopes to make it an ongoing programme of work.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, EuroRAP Chairman, John Dawson said that the judging panel was impressed with Transport Scotland’s ‘mass-action programme’ as well as its commitment to passive safety.
Transport Scotland’s head of trunk roads, Hugh McCafferty said: ‘This award builds on our aim of being a centre of excellence where we aim to implement the best practice.’
Highway restraints systems company Corus earned a highly commended award for using advanced design technology to test barrier prototypes in simulation.’