The Cyprus Public Works Department has published a new study. It provides statistics that show how effective the dividing kerbs between traffic lanes are.
For example, the number of collisions on four-lane motorways without separation kerbs increases to 616% compared to four-lane roads with separation kerbs.
Also, the risk of collisions on two-lane roads without separation kerbs increases by 234% compared to four-lane roads without separation islets.
These data refer only to accidents on the roads but do not take into account collisions that occurred at traffic lights.
When all collisions are considered, including those at traffic junctions, the risk of collisions on two-lane roads without a separation kerb increase by 151% compared to two-lane roads with islands.
On four-lane roads without a kerb, collision risk increases by 399% compared to four-lane roads on which it is installed.
The study took into account statistics collected by the police at 41 points installed on motorways in Cyprus.
The study was conducted in order to obtain an objective assessment of the effectiveness of the implementation of the separation kerbs on the main roads in Cyprus.
The assessment was based on the traffic accident statistics of the Police Authority for the period January 2013 to June 2018.
The results of the study also indicate that the dividing kerbs effectively prevent illegal turns and turns, overtaking, illegal parking on the opposite side of the road and uncontrolled traffic.