SafeTrack® - Road test on the Great Belt Bridge
Test on the Great Belt Sea
Warning Systems has worked together with Sund og Bælt and tested SafeTrack® on Sprogø, as there will be roadwork in the period May 18th – May 31st, 2020. Our goal with the tests is to lower the pace of the motorists, as they pass by the roadwork. At places, which are prohibited by roadwork, there will be a speed limitation at 80 km/h.
Through the experience we got from our first tests at Bjæverskov, we have been able to optimize our equipment. This means that it is more capable of warning as many motorists as possible, which will be confirmed in the upcoming tests on the Great Belt Bridge (Storebæltsbroen).
The purpose of the tests on the Great Belt Bridge is to figure out, if it is possible to achieve a further decrease in the pace of passing motorists at places, which are prohibited by roadwork, through direct communication to the car radio, compared to the ordinary signage.
SafeTrack® – Road test results – Cars
The dataset from when SafeTrack® was not implemented shows that the average pace of passing cars, at the place of the roadwork, was 80,6 km/h, compared to 77,2 km/h in the period where SafeTrack® was implemented. The tests show, that SafeTrack® interrupting their car radio at the place of the roadwork, helped the motorists decrease their pace by 3,4 km/h.
Pace logging w/o SafeTrack® – Road – Car
- Number of motorists: 39.553
- Average pace: 80,6 km/h
- Motorists above limit: 16.742
Pace logging w SafeTrack® – Road – Car
- Number of motorists: 42.766
- Average pace: 77,2 km/h
- Motorists above limit: 13.646
SafeTrack® – Road test results – Lorries
The average pace of a lorry driving by the road work was 75,3 km/h without SafeTrack®, compared to 73,7 km/h when SafeTrack® was implemented. Though a comparison between cars and lorries can be difficult, as lorries already has a much lower speed limit, compared to cars.
Pace logging w/o SafeTrack® – Road – Lorry
- Number of motorists: 16.839
- Average pace: 75,3 km/h
- Motorists above limit: 3.277
Pace logging w SafeTrack® – Road – Lorry
- Number of motorists: 14.501
- Average pace: 73,7 km/h
- Motorists above limit: 2.264
The test of SafeTrack – Road has been covered by the Danish media. Read more about it in the articles below: