EU-designed traffic calming system implemented in Ukraine’s Poltava region

Source : 112 Ukraine

Lokhvytsia became the first Ukrainian town to test the pilot project
16:58, 13 July 2017

Traffic calming measures, construction, Lokhvytsia
Ltava TV and Radio Company

The roadway service of Poltava region, central Ukraine implements an EU project aiming to decrease the number of road accidents on the public-access roads. The town of Lokhvytsia hosts the initiative which has been widely used in the EU, U.S. and Australia.

The main goal of these constructions is to adjust the car speed down as a vehicle enters the inhabited locality.  That, in turn, will let the drivers avoid many road accidents.

According to Volodymyr Troyanovsky, the head of the roadway service of Poltava region, it is impossible to pass the speed limiters faster than 60 kilometers per hour. Unlike the road humps widely used in Ukraine, the objects of EU traffic calming measures do not harm the vehicle and thus cause no distress for the passengers or drivers.   

The artificial speed limits are constructed within the three years-long national program of safety boost, referred to as 4E (engineering, enforcement, emergency, education).     

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