Road is a path established over land for the movement and conveyance of vehicles, goods, animals and people. Roads can be paved or unpaved.
Categories Of Road Users
There are seven categories of road users. They are the; driver, motorcyclist, tricyclist, cyclist, pedestrian, child and animal. Every category of road user must adhere to traffic rules and regulations.
Functions Of Road
The two main functions of roads are
- Access control
Types Of Road
They are categorizes as follows
- Private drive pathways
- Single carriageway
- Dual carriageway
Private drive pathways
These are roads owned, maintained or controlled by an individual agency or organization
Single Carriageway/ Two-lane Highway
These are the usual single carriageway. Traffic on two-lane highway normally flows in opposite direction on single lane
Dual carriageway is a road which has multiple lanes with traffic going on opposite direction. They may not be physically separated by non-passable dividers such as concrete barrier
Expressway is specially designed and restricted highway divided with barriers which make traffic in opposite directions completely separated from each other.