Europe’s hazardous highways: mapping the continent’s most dangerous roads | Harriet Salem | Global development | theguardian.com
Two men wearing hard hats and high visibility jackets stand on the side of a highway on a bright and chilly Monday morning. Equipped with asphalt-penetrating radars, a global positioning system, and a camera bolted on to the roof of their yellow van, the pair have been working to create detailed images of more than 3,600km of Greece’s most dangerous roads. As winter approaches, their journey finally nears its end.http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Environment/Pix/columnists/2013/12/9/1386609044025/MDG--A-stray-dog-takes-ad-008.jpg
The men are part of the South East Neighbourhood Safer Routes (Sensor) project, a two-year, €1.5m initiative that is mapping more than 14,000km of roads across 14 countries, from Slovakia in the north to Greece in the south.