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Road Maintenance

7.1 Summary

Policy changes and design improvements significantly affect the experience and safety of motorcyclists.  However, the role of the maintenance engineer has a critical impact on this mode of travel in the following key areas:

  • providing a consistent road surface with suitable skid resistance;
  • keeping roads clear of contamination and debris;
  • maintaining visibility, especially at bends and junctions;
  • ensuring best practice in maintaining road signs, road studs and markings;
  • implementing efficient, well-publicised systems to encourage members of the public to report road defects which require prompt attention;
  • developing maintenance policies that focus on preventative action;
  • designing winter maintenance regimes with motorcyclist safety in mind; and
  • ensuring that road works are safe for all road users.