European call for advanced safety package on all new cars
EU member states have given strong backing to a package of new minimum vehicle safety standards. If this legislation is passed, it will prevent 25,000 people from dying over 16 years – a massive step forward for road safety. Contact us for more information Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council said: “We strongly urge members of the European Parliament to guarantee this package is passed without being watered down. “Car manufacturers are relentlessly campaigning to weaken the proposals by removing key life-saving technologies such as Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), and by deprioritising others, such...
WDM® Awarded the Scottish Roads Maintenance Condition Survey Contract
W.D.M. Limited have been awarded the Scottish Roads Maintenance Condition Survey (SRMCS) contract. SRMCS is a collaboration of all 32 Scottish councils, via the Society of Chief Officers in Scotland (SCOTS) and led by Perth and Kinross Council. The contract is for 4 years, with a possible 3-year extension, and involves surveying all classes of road at differing frequencies (approx. 20,000 km per annum) with the SCANNER vehicle. WDM® are also contracted to process the SCANNER data each year via UKPMS RCI processing methodology, which uses a UKPMS Weighting Set specific to Scotland, and to output the Scottish Performance Indicator ...
Safer Roads: Getting Back on Track
The highest annual number of road deaths since 2011 were recorded on Great Britain’s roads in 2017. After decades of trauma reduction, we have reached a plateau. In effect, a decade has been lost. 2,549 people have not returned to their families so far because we are not on track to halve our road deaths this decade. It is time to break that plateau and get back on track. Road traffic crashes had an estimated societal cost of £35 billion in 2017. This equates to more than we spend every year on GP services and primary schools in combination. Breaking the trend...
Last Night the EU Saved My Life: ETSC launches new campaign in support of future EU vehicle safety
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has launched a new social media campaign in support of future EU vehicle safety standards. In May this year the European Commission announced a significant proposal to upgrade mandatory vehicle safety standards for all new cars, vans, lorries and buses sold in the EU. The combination of new standards and technologies could save 25,000 lives in the EU between 2022 and 2037 according to an official study. Minimum EU safety standards for new vehicles have gone largely unchanged since 2009. In particular the campaign emphasises the importance of safer car and lorry fronts and the life-saving potential...
Safer Roads International Conference: Call for Proposals is Now Open
Call for Proposals are Now open The Safer Roads International Conference is a triennial event for roadway safety professionals and transportation officials from around the globe. The conference brings together industry leaders, government officials, corporate roadway department personnel, and others in the roadway safety infrastructure industry, with a focus on improving processes and communication to work more efficiently. For the first time in the conference's history, the 2020 International Safer Roads Conference will be held in the United States. Hosted by the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), the International Safer Roads Conference is viewed as a must-attend conference...
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The Company is the UK’s leading manufacturer and provider of highway condition surveying and monitoring equipment, with a unique understanding of highway maintenance and road asset management, supported by unrivalled experience and technical expertise.
WDM® is also the UK’s largest survey contractor, serving all UK Government agencies and the majority of local authorities, and continues to develop road condition monitoring technology, set new industry standards and help clients and partners in the UK and overseas, achieve new levels of best practice in road safety.
SCRIM® celebrates 50th anniversary
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SCRIM® road survey vehicle, we shared a SCRIM fact each week during 2017.
Fact #52: In 1990 WDM® was the first to have traffic management employed when SCRIM® measured surface friction of roads in Singapore. Police outriders stopped traffic at junctions to allow the survey to continue without interruption.
WDM® operates a fleet of survey vehicles to provide safe, reliable and cost effective assessment of road conditions.
WDM® systems link road condition data with accidents, structures, customer services, inventory, road maintenance and other data.
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WDM® expertise is widely recognised in the field of pavement, road and highway survey equipment design.
The WDM® consultancy service was developed to help clients maximise the use of survey data.