Decade of road markings and traffic signs quality testing in Croatia

  • 1 Faculty of transport and traffic sciences, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2 Centar for vehicles of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia


With more than 1.35 million fatalities worldwide each year, road crashes are among the world’s most significant public health and injury prevention problems. In the last decade, with the new technological breakthroughs, a significant effort has been devoted to improving different safety systems related to infrastructure and vehicles. Road marking and road signs represent main road elements whose main task is to provide timely and necessary information to the drivers related to the upcoming situation. In other words, they warn and inform drivers about the conditions and construction characteristics of the road, guide road users through the traffic network and regulate traffic in a safe way. Therefore, continuous monitoring and testing of their quality is of great importance for road safety in general. The a im of this paper is to present Croatian experience regarding the quality testing of road markings and signs in last decade. Overall, the analysis confirmed that systematic control of road markings and signs will positively affect their quality and optimize maintenance activities



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