Labelling road surfaces
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Paper presented at a Dutch Infra Congress 2016 held on 23 June 2016 concerning the potential benefits of a road labelling system.

Reference Number: GRB-65-22
Origin: Netherlands
Date: 13 February 2017
Meeting(s):
GRB-65
Related Documents:
GRB-65-20 | Labelling road surfaces - benefits and necessity
GRB-65-21 | Labelling road surfaces - numerical substantiation
GRB-65-22/Add.1 | Presentation on labelling of road surfaces for noise performance
GRB-67-19 | Labelling road surfaces
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Noise | Session 65 | 15-17 Feb 2017

24. The expert from the Netherlands presented a project on labelling road surfaces (GRB-65-20, GRB-65-21, GRB-65-22 and Add.1) based on four criteria: skid resistance, noise reduction, rolling resistance and lifespan. According to the expert, labelling road surfaces could contribute to road safety, public health, sustainability and economics. GRB noted that the scope of the 1958 and the 1998 Agreements (wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts thereof) does not cover road surfaces and, therefore, no legally binding regulatory decisions could be taken at the WP.29, AC.1 or AC.3 levels. This does not preclude, however, adopting a Recommendation or Resolution on the issue. GRB welcomed the presentation and reiterated the importance of a holistic approach to sound emissions in the system ‘tyre-road surface’. Finally, GRB agreed to keep this item on the agenda and looked forward to new presentations on activities conducted at the national level in the field of road surfaces.