How it Helps
It is thought that completely automated mechanized installation produces better outcomes with more production. These purpose-built application devices limit the possibility of human mistakes or inaccuracy, which might lead to less uniform friction or durability throughout the treated area.2
HFST programs should be developed to address crashes on horizontal curves. These programs will boost systematic efficiency by offering explicit safety instructions for road users. It will also warn drivers to take extra precautions while traversing horizontal road curves.3
Unfortunately, the cost of application for HFST is very expensive. A 26-foot-wide HFST treatment on a 400-foot length may be executed for about $35,000.3
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Surface friction is the most often used parameter for assessing the effectiveness of HFST. Friction test techniques, such as the locked wheel skid tester (LWST), often offer a spot measurement.
1) High Friction Surface Treatment Association (HFTSA)
High Friction Surface Treatment Association (HFSTA) is a pioneer organization involved in the marketing and implementation of high-quality, long-lasting High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST). HFTSA believes that increasing highway friction at certain spots is one method of improving traffic safety.
2) Skidabrader Group LLC
Skidabrader Group LLC is a technologically advanced firm dedicated to saving lives and maintaining the safety of all road users. Skidabrader employs High Friction Surface Treatment, Shot-blasting, and Cyclone Technologies to increase friction and texture for safety on highways and runways.