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Incheon Bridge will strive for the preservation of highways and the safety of vehicles on the road.

Disaster Response Manual

Disaster Response Manual
Type Weather Condition Speed Limit TSD Message Correspondence
Strong Wind Over 14m/s ~ Under 21m/s
Over 21m/s ~ Under 25m/s
Over 25m/s
Traffic Control
30% Slowdown
60% Slowdown
Traffic Control
Fog Visibility under 250m
Visibility under 100m
Visibility under 30m
Visibility under 10m
Traffic Control
20% Slowdown
50% Slowdown
70% Slowdown
Traffic Control
Snowfall Snowfall under 2cm
Snowfall over 2cm
When limiting passage is necessary
Traffic Control
20% Slowdown
50% Slowdown
Traffic Control
Heavy Rain In case of rainfall 80Km/h 20% Slowdown
Heavy Snow Visibility under 100m 50Km/h 50% Slowdown

* Basis for operation criteria

- Basis for operation criteria Application of para 2 of Article 19 of Enforcement Decree of Road Traffic Act and para 2 of Article 5 of Enforcement Decree of the Motorway Act

- Reflects the opinion of the advisory committee on traffic control plans for Incheon Bridge in case of bad weather, held on the 11th of November, 2009

References for Classifying Degrees of Weather Related Standards

References for Classifying Degrees of Weather Related Standards
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Para 2 of Article 19 of the Enforcement
Decree of Road Traffic Act
In case of bad weather such as rain, fog, snow, etc., vehicles must slow down in accordance to the following individual bullet points regardless of section 1.
  1. 1. Must drive at a 20/100 reduction of max speed

    a. Wet surface due to rainfall

    b. Stacked snow of under 20mm

  2. 2. Must drive at a 50/100 reduction of max speed

    a. Visibility under 100m due to heavy rain, heavy snow, fog, etc.

    b. Frozen surface

    c. Stacked snow of over 20mm

Para 2 of Article 5 of Enforcement
Decree of Motorway Act
The criteria for enforcing emergency limiting of passage on motorways are as follows.
  1. 1. Over 10cm of snow on surface at certain spots
  2. 2. Hourly average snowfall of over 3cm at certain places with a duration of 6 or more hours
  3. 3. Average wind speed of over 25m/s for 10 minutes on the bridge

    (In the case of duplex bridges, include instances in which average wind speed is over 20m/s for 10 minutes on the upper bridge)

  4. 4. Other instances of certain areas having traffic held up due to natural disasters, multiple pile-ups, major accidents with danger
    of leakage of hazardous goods, etc. and thereby experiencing traffic jams or a noticeable increase in congestions or danger for driving a vehicle

Safety Facilities

Road Safety Facilities

  • 도로안전시설 비상회차로 이미지

    Emergency Turnaround

    Install turnarounds for safe passage of
    customers during traffic control situations
  • 도로안전시설 동출치선 도색 이미지

    Painting Protruding Lanes

    For accident prevention due to lane
    departure by emitting warning sounds when departing lane
  • 도로안전시설 소화기 설치 이미지

    Installation of Fire Extinguishers

    Installed 268 fire extinguishers in case of
    fire from accidents and vehicle breakdowns
  • 도로안전시설 중분대 시선유도 도장 이미지

    Visual Guidance Paint for Median Strip

    Strengthened recognition of drivers of
    median strip by painting for visual guidance

Bad Weather Safety Facilities

  • 악천후 안전관리 시설 시선 유도등(안개등) 이미지

    Visual guidance lights (fog lights)

    For when visibility is unobtainable due to fog or heavy
    rain. Installed at intervals of 50m
  • 악천후 안전관리 시설 염수 분사장치 이미지

    Salt water spraying devices

    Installed at perpendicular and horizontal steep slopes
    and steep parts of entries/exits of I.C’s for quick responses in case of heavy snowfall
  • 악천후 안전관리 시설 레이더 차량 검지기 이미지

    Radar Vehicle Detector

    Installed at 12 spots for accurate information gathering
    in case of zero visibility due to fog or heavy rainfall

Disaster Response Manual

Snow Damage (Heavy Snow)Precautions for Vehicle Isolation

- Figure out weather information and detours to the destination prior to departure, and prepare in advance winterization equipment, fuel, food and beverage, etc.

- In case of isolation/tie-up, wait in the car and if possible gather information of traffic situations and what one should do via radio or cellphone disaster broadcast messages, etc., before acting.

- Should you have to inevitably exit the vehicle, evacuate with key and contact information inside.

- If there are safe houses or shelters nearby, emergency patients, senior citizens and children should be evacuated first. Maintain body temperature by putting on blankets or thick clothing, and move your body lightly.

- When operating the car heating system, frequently open the window or slightly keep it open for ventilation.

- Frequently clear the snow around the car so the muffler does not get clogged and starting the car is easy.

- Do not all sleep at the same time, and should there be a fellow passenger sleep in shifts so the surrounding conditions are always visible.

- Do not park or stop on the shoulder to allow entry of snow trucks or ambulances.

- In case of car breakdowns and other situations, immediately contact road management agencies, the police, fire stations, etc.

- Alert family and friends of the situation using cellphone, etc., and then without panicking, actively cooperate with the police or road management agency personnel.

- Refrain from unnecessarily using cellphones to be prepared for emergencies.

  • Snow Damage (Heavy Snow)Driver Precautions

    - Refrain from using cars and use public transportation (subway, bus, etc.).

    - Refrain from entering highways, and use national roads.

    - Carry safety harnesses (snow chain, sandbag, shovel, etc.) for snow damage.

    - Slow down when on curved roads, going uphill, overpass, bridges, frozen sections, etc.

    - Listen to the radio, TV, etc. at all times to be constantly aware of traffic conditions when driving.

    - Parking along the main roads hinder snow removal work, so refrain from doing so.

    - Drive slowly when driving over slippery road decking panels in subway construction areas.

    - Refrain from using brakes by securing safety distances between cars.

    - Use the engine brake when having to brake.

    - Braking distance lengthens on snowy roads, so slow down at intersections or crosswalks.

  • Snow Damage (Heavy Snow)Pedestrian Precautions

    - Refrain from going outside.

    - Wear hiking boots or shoes with wide bottom surfaces to prevent from slipping when going outside.

    - Do not put your hands in your pocket when walking on slippery snowy roads and wear insulated gloves.

    - Refrain from talking on the phone while walking.

    - Check to see if all cars have stopped before crossing the crosswalk.

    - It is safer to hold on to the railing when using the stairs.

    - Return home as soon as possible because walking at night is highly dangerous.

    - Do not go out to the road to get in cars, which interferes with other drivers’ driving.

  • Snow Damage (Heavy Snow)Household Precautions

    - Display healthy resident mentality by clearing the snow on the roads in front of your house and your shop.

    - Prevent accidents by slipperiness by sprinkling calcium chloride or sand on icy roads around your home.

    - Children and seniors should refrain from going outside.

    - Clear the snow off cars, front door, roof and rooftop when snow starts to build up.

    - Old houses should have safety inspections to prevent collapsing.

    - Isolated areas should maintain emergency contact systems.

  • Snow Damage (Heavy Snow)Workplace Precautions

    - Go to work and return home earlier than usual

    - Refrain from using your car when commuting, and use public transportation (subway, bus, etc.) instead.

    - Display healthy ownership mind by opting to clear the snow around your workplace.

    - Prevent accidents by slipperiness by sprinkling calcium chloride or sand on icy roads around your workplace.

  • Snow Damage (Heavy Snow)Rural Area Precautions

    - Inspect, reinforce support, etc. greenhouses and other produce cultivation facilities in danger of collapsing in advance, to prevent any damage.
    ※ When snow piles up around 20cm, electric lines and pine tree branches snap.

    - Minimize damage by removing blackout curtains on greenhouses, etc. in advance.

    - Be wary of accidents when performing damage prevention activities such as ripping vinyl.

    - Protect greenhouses that are not growing produce by getting rid of vinyl.

    - Isolated areas should maintain emergency contact systems.

    - Frequently tune into radio, TV, etc. to hear about heavy snow and other such weather conditions.

  • Snow Damage (Heavy Snow)Coastal Regions Precautions

    - Evacuate, regulate arrival and departure into and from the port, and tie (fasten) various ships and vessels.

    - Propagation and breeding fishery facilities should be thermally managed to prevent the fish, etc. from freezing to death.

    - Residents, fishermen, and visitors should refrain from approaching the shore.

    - Refrain from driving on coastal roads if possible, and drive with safety harnesses equipped.

    - Watch and/or listen to the radio, etc. to be frequently updated on the weather conditions.