Road salt increases traffic safety

November 30, 2023
A high number of traffic accidents so far this year indicate that we still need to focus heavily on traffic safety. During the winter months, salting is the best way to prevent slippery and icy roads, both in traffic and on sidewalks.
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Reduce the risk of accidents

Slippery roads covered with ice and snow can lead to poor traction and a lack of control over the vehicle, resulting in dangerous situations. Since salt prevents ice formation and maintains clear roads, municipalities and road maintenance contractors should be early with salting. The timing of when salting should begin depends on the weather and your location in the country, but it is recommended to salt the roads in both above-freezing and below-freezing temperatures.

Road salt can be ordered in bulk, in 1000 kg and 25 kg bags (on pallets). We can also make adjustments according to your preferences and needs.

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We have 24-hour self-service facilities for salt pickup at several locations in the country, making it easy to purchase and collect salt.

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What precautions can you take on slippery roads?

Even though winter is something we are used to, many people are surprised when the weather changes every year. To prepare, switch to winter tires/studded tires, adhere to speed limits, and drive slower where it is slippery. Consider whether you really need to drive in the worst weather. Additionally, you can perform brake tests while driving to test traction. If it's very slippery, you may feel that the resistance in the steering wheel is lower than normal at low speeds.

Why do we salt the roads?

We salt the roads in winter to prevent slippery conditions. Salt is used to quickly achieve or maintain clear roads to ensure safe driving conditions in winter. The way this is done depends on whether you want to prevent icing (anti-icing), prevent snow compaction (anti-compaction), or remove ice from the road (de-icing).

Calcium Chloride for ice removal on sidewalks, cobblestones, and walkways

All roads can become dangerously slippery in winter, not just car roads. In a 2019 survey conducted by Norstat, over 350,000 Norwegians reported falling and injuring themselves on icy surfaces during the year. Slippery roads, walkways, and sidewalks make it dangerous for people to move around in winter. Even with spikes on shoes, the ice is slippery, and significant injuries can occur if one falls on the ice. Therefore, it's essential to salt sidewalks and walkways too.

For ice removal in winter at temperatures between -6 and down to -40 degrees Celsius, Calcium Chloride (CaCl) is best suited for salting sidewalks, cobblestones, walkways, and concrete surfaces. Remember that housing cooperatives, joint property owners, or landlords may be responsible for salting and ensuring safe sidewalks outside the property. Rules may vary from municipality to municipality. 

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Prepare the roads for the winter season

Our salt terminals are located along the entire Norwegian coast. Several terminals have drive-in and self-service bulk facilities. In addition, we deliver salt to the desired address.

Here is information about our salt terminals.

Questions about road salt?

If you have any questions regarding road salt, the price of road salt, or salt delivery, feel free to contact us, and we will tailor the best solution for you and your needs.

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