MEPs back new road and vehicle safety rules
New EU rules covering road infrastructure safety and minimum vehicle safety standards have moved a step closer, following approval by a key committee of MEPs in the European Parliament. Have a Question? Contact us today The European Parliament’s Transport committee voted to approve an update to rules governing road infrastructure safety management. The existing requirements ensure governments carry out regular road safety audits, identify high-risk sites and prioritise safety when building new roads but the rules only apply to major European roads known collectively as the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The European Commission proposed an...
On a Slow Boat to China
A new SCRIM® road survey machine is on its way from Bristol to China. The machine, which was built by W.D.M. Limited, was put on the back of a low loader for the journey by road to Southampton before leaving by boat for the trip to Guandong. The SCRIM® machine measures the wet road skid resistance and will be used to help deliver safer road and save lives on Chinese roads, which still see 700 fatalities every single day. WDM® has been manufacturing the SCRIM® survey machines for more than 50 years and historically it has...
Clean Bill of Health
WDM®’s Pavement Management Software (PMS) applications have been given a clean bill of health by the Road Condition Management Group on behalf of the UK Roads Board. The Company submits its PMS and UKPMS software modules for an annual health check and has been awarded its certificate for its system version 4.12.0. The purpose of the health check is to provide assurance that accredited systems continue to meet UKPMS requirements. Get in contact with us to find out more The PMS/UKPMS applications form a major part of an integrated asset management solution, which link highway condition data...
A Smart Future
W.D.M. Limited from Bristol will be joining WDM USA and more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The convention and exhibition, from January 13–17, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops. Contact us to book an appointment The meeting program will address topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. Several sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme...
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...
THE COMPLETE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
W.D.M. Limited offers the complete highway asset management solution and is committed to helping improve road safety and saving lives.
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.
Equipment and Manufacturing
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.