Road Surface Condition Monitoring

The RSTA also represents member companies who provide innovative testing services to measure the skidding resistance of road surfaces. Highway authorities have a responsibility to the public to ensure that appropriate skid resistance is provided across the whole network, both for safety reasons in respect of skidding and to provide a defence in case of litigation (Code of Practice for Maintenance Management, published by The Institution of Highways and Transportation).

Local authorities should have an effective monitoring process in place across their road network in order to meet their obligations. The Grip Tester is a cost effective, reliable and deployable skid resistance tester as proven by trials undertaken by the Transport Research Laboratory.