Back to overview 05 december 2017


The meteorological winter has started and the first frost has been measured. An important moment to delve into anti-slippery activity.

What is anti-slipperiness?

Anti-slipperiness is the prevention of slipperiness in traffic. This is important for security and the economy. A road manager has the responsibility for the anti-slipperiness. According to the legislation, those responsible are Rijkswaterstaat, provinces, municipalities, water board and any other organizations.

There are three types of smoothness:
  • Freezing a wet road
  • Smoothness due to precipitation such as snow and black ice
  • Condensation smoothness

Anti-slipperiness in parking garages

The ramp in parking garages can get very slippery when it freezes. There are four options to combat this smoothness:
  • Roof on the garage and / or the ramp
  • The ramp with coarse carpet
  • The ramp equipped with heating
  • Sprinkle on time
More and more developments are taking place in the field of anti-slipperiness. For example, sensors can be placed that monitor the condition of the road surface and adjust the amount of road salt accordingly. This creates a safer road situation and more efficient use of road salt.