This report summarises progress on work carried out under a project for the Road Safety Division of the Department of Transport. The project was set up to develop and trial engineering measures to address the rural road safety problem. The engineering measures under consideration were low-cost and innovative with respect to either the type of measure or the type of application. Some trials included only a single site; others included a large number of sites. The report gives a summary of national rural accident patterns and details past and present trials on rural motorways (Chevrons, Third lane coach ban), bends (Rumble areas, Bar markings, Channelisation), junctions (Yellow bar markings on motorway off-slips), Bar markings on minor road approaches), and villages (Riblines, Speed limit Count-down signs and Roundel markings, Vehicle-activated speed warning signs, 30 mph speed limits, traffic calming). (A)

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