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(Automatic translation)

Historical review and challenges of road equipment in Spain

David Calavia Redondo
Presidente de la Federación de Entidades de Equipamiento para la Seguridad Vial (Forovial)


This article provides an overview of the progressive roll out of the road equipment in Spain, highlighting that certain elements such as vertical and horizontal signalling, road restraint systems, traffic noise reducing devices or the illumination are essential for the good functioning of the roads and for the safety of users, and also provides other benefits like diminishing sound pollution. The article exposes how the standardization and certification processes of these products have been carried out in our country and it also reflects on the challenges that both the sector and the road managers must deal with in the near future.


Equipment, Signalling, Road restraint systems, Illumination, Traffic noise reducing devices.

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