Here ASFINAG is covering a wide range of safety issues, from accident prevention by means of route testing programmes, to tunnel safety, to raising awareness among road users.
More than 60 percent of the projects have already been implemented and are under way. These include:
- Road Safety Inspection - The quality seal for motorways and expressways: More than 1000 kilometres (almost half of Austria’s motorway and expressway network) have already been checked and adapted where necessary.
- Closing the gap with guard rails: Some 170 kilometres of new guard rails were fitted, which closed a number of gaps.
- Impact attenuators work like additional “airbags” during frontal collisions at tunnel portals, motorway exits, major junctions and in breakdown bays
- Tunnel safety: Overall, ASFINAG is investing 1.5 billion euros in building tunnels, second tunnel tubes, structural and electromechanical measures and the expansion of the monitoring centres.