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Service Road

Service roads, or frontage roads, run parallel to a main road and allow local traffic to gain access to property. Where major roads are bordered by commercial or residential development, service roads are a safe way to allow vehicles to access these properties with little disruption to other traffic.

Also crashes can occur where a commercial development is fronted by parking spaces with uncontrolled access to the carriageway, and service roads can be used to bring traffic to a single and safe T-junction at the main road.

The Star Rating Demonstrator is a freely available tool with the iRAP online software, ViDA. With the Star Rating Demonstrator, it is possible to explore the impact that this Safer Roads Treatment has on risk.

Treatment Summary



Treatment life

20 years +

Potential casualty reduction


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