Safer over the railway tracks
In cooperation with Zavarovalnica Triglav and Slovene municipalities, his company equipped 36 dangerous road sections: the COPS@rail system was installed at twelve level crossings, where only St Andrew’s Cross signs were erected. There are 400 such crossings in Slovenia, at which around 20 traffic accidents happen every year.
The Cops@rail system in Dobriška vas in the Municipality of Žalec.
Since April 2018, the Cops@rail system has been operating in Dobriška vas in the Municipality of Žalec. Unfortunately, in the past, very serious traffic accidents happened on the railway crossing there.
|Cops@rail systems installed in 2018|
|Novo mesto ||Groblje|
|Trebnje ||Medvedje selo|
|Središče ob Dravi||Grabe|
|Podvelka ||Janževski Vrh|
|Žalec ||Dobriša vas|
|Šmartno ob Paki ||Veliki Vrh|
|Domžale ||Zgornje Jarše, Gregorčičeva|
|Kamnik ||Tunjiška cesta|
|Sežana ||Gorenje pri Divači|
As much as 20% lower speed
After setting up the systems, the average speed in the vicinity of the railway crossings decreased by 17% on average and by as much as 20% immediately before the crossing. In addition to speed measurement, the system enables traffic counting, which serves as a basis for further actions in the vicinity of the crossing or as a starting point for additional regulation.
Zavarovalnica Triglav and COPS systems continue their cooperation in order to improve traffic safety. This year, additional 12 Cops@rail systems will be installed.
|Cops@rail systems planned in 2019|
|Ruše||Bistrica ob Dravi and Ruše center|
|Žirovnica||Selo pri Žirovnici and Vrba|
The COPS@rail warning system is powered by solar energy. It consists of a contrast backboard with a built-in STOP sign, flashing lights and sensors that detect oncoming vehicles. The lights alert the driver of the nearby unprotected railway crossing, which increase in intensity if the system does not detect a decrease in vehicle speed.
Did you know?
- At a speed of 100 kilometres per hour, the braking distance of the train is approximately 1 kilometre.
- In combination with the surroundings and weather conditions, the railway tracks can cause several hundreds of tons of iron to barely audibly move. When a train drives past a line of trees, trees act as a sound insulation. Crushed stone under the tracks reduces the sound level when the train slides on the tracks. Modern trains are particularly quiet. The railway tracks are designed to keep the friction low.