Economic Savings and Deterrent Power of Dynamic Weighing: Benefits for Local Administration and Road Managers

Road infrastructure is the lifeblood of any nation, enabling the transportation of people and goods and representing a crucial factor for economic development. However, these valuable resources are subjected to significant stress due to heavy traffic, often caused by overloaded vehicles. To mitigate this problem and protect the roads, an increasing number of local administrations and road managers are considering the adoption of dynamic weighing systems. These systems not only help prevent structural damage but also offer a range of significant advantages, including economic savings and an increase in road safety.

Overloading of vehicles is one of the main causes of road damage. The continuous passage of overloaded vehicles leads to cracks and deformations in the road surface, known as “rutting.” These damages require costly repairs and maintenance, which weigh on the budget of local administrations or managers.

A dynamic weighing system functions like a vigilant eye on the roads, constantly monitoring the flow of vehicles passing through. This advanced technology is capable of accurately and reliably recording the type of vehicle and its weight, providing crucial information that would otherwise be impossible to obtain.

The key to understanding the effectiveness of a dynamic weighing system is its deterrent power against overloaded vehicles. These systems, strategically positioned along the roads, induce drivers of heavy vehicles to respect the established weight limits, thereby increasing road safety and the durability of the infrastructure.

Road safety is an absolute priority for any local administration or road manager. Overloaded vehicles pose a serious risk to the safety of drivers, the drivers of heavy vehicles themselves, and anyone on the roads. A dynamic weighing system significantly contributes to the increase in road safety. When drivers are aware of the presence of a dynamic weighing system, they tend to adhere to weight limits. This reduces the risk of accidents caused by overloading and helps maintain safer roads for all users.

Furthermore, these systems can detect vehicles with significant overloads in real-time and automatically notify law enforcement, who can intercept the vehicle even several kilometers away.

Another important utility of a dynamic weighing system is its ability to determine any liabilities in case of accidents involving heavy vehicles. By accurately recording the weight of vehicles during their previous transits, it is possible to establish whether a vehicle was overloaded at the time of the accident, even if it occurred at a considerable distance from the weighing system, within a timeframe that makes it unlikely for a loading or unloading operation to have taken place in the meantime, which should in any case be supported by transport documents.

In conclusion, a dynamic weighing system represents a strategic investment for local administrations and road managers.”