WDM® SCRIM® in America
Researchers at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) in America are evaluating the safety of highway surfaces in several US states using British technology.
The Federal Highways Administration is funding a project to analyse continuous stretches of pavement in six US states to determine whether improving highway materials or design could reduce crashes and save lives.
They’re using the Sideway-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine (SCRIM®), from W.D.M. Limited, based in Bristol, UK. The data collection phase started in Washington and will include testing in Florida, Indiana and Texas.
More than 32,000 people die annually on America’s roads, more than half in off-road or skid related accidents.
WDM® is the UK’s leading manufacturer and provider of road and highway surveying and monitoring equipment, with a unique understanding of highway maintenance and infrastructure asset management. WDM® is also the UK’s largest survey contractor, serving all UK Government agencies and 90% of local authorities.
* SCRIM is the registered trade mark of W.D.M. Limited