These systems are poorly effective due to theirlow visibility and attention effects, so in almost cases, cars move by drivers judgment.
As the road network, except for highways, has been maintained well and the budget is not sufficient, it is necessary to repair and make effective use of existing reads, instead of building new reads. In addition, efforts to raise people's perception on traffic safety by improve their level of awareness.
According to data including omitted unreported data, most, or over 90%, of car accidents take place Zone 30 and back streets, leading to social costs of more than 10 trillion won annually.
Intersections at main roads have traffic signals to manage heavy traffic, whereas intersections at smaller roads are mostly non-signalized intersections, which leads to drivers ultimately making the most important decisions.
It is difficult to install traffic signals in low-traffic residential areas and narrow side streets around schools, which leads to drivers making the most important decisions, which may cause many car accidents.
- Motor Vehicle Fatalities per 100,000 population: 9.4 (OECD average 5.3)
- Motor Vehicle Fatalities per 10,000 VMTs: 2.0 (OECD average 1.1)
- Ranked in the lowest division among OECD member countries.
- Twice higher than OECD member countries.
- Number of Pedestrian Fatalities per 100,000 population → South Korea: 3.8 > OECD average: 1.2
※ Number of car passenger fatalities per 100,000 population: Below OECD average
- 54% happens in a residential area with high pedestrian traffic or side streets of a business area
- High rate of pedestrian fatalities from car accidents at night
Uniformed and passive facilities, such as pavement to provent slipping, blinkers and reflectors, have been installed as a way to improve places where accidents happen frequently.
Countries with advanced traffic systems have introduced the Zone 30 system to restrict the speed limit at 30km/h to reduce car accidents. Korea also is improving school zones.
Considering such reality, safety facilities are necessary in intersections without traffic signals. To solve this problem, it is necessary to develop active, intelligent and environment-friendly systems, instead of existing passive systems.
Road functions will be improved, human and physical damages will be minimized and social costs will be reduced by developing products and installing them in accordacne with such reality.
Accordingly, our company wants to make a contribution ot saving huge social costs and reducing physical losses and casualties from accidents through developing facilities that judge approaches of vehicles and actively express wigh now technology.