This article looks briefly at what is happening in highway safety in general, then focuses attention on what research is contributing to improved highway safety. Research underway at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) includes safety or safety-related projects in three of its four divisions. Division D, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, has five projects programmed with one being directly related to safety and the others having indirect safety benefits. Division B, Special Projects, has five studies underway that were mandated by Congress and all of which have safety implications or elements. In Division A, Regular Technical Activities, the interest in safety in the 165 or so standing committees continues as it has in recent years. By far the larger research program is that encompassed in the Federally Coordinated Program (FCP) of Highway Research and Development of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). One of the nine categories of the FCP is devoted to Improved Highway Design and Operation for Highway Safety. Eleven of the 36 current FCP projects are within this category. The research program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also mentioned, along with a search of the Highway Research Information Service (HRIS) for research in progress related to safety. Tables are included which list the titles of current FCP projects and the research topics found to be in progress by a search of the HRIS data base.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Johns, K B
  • Publication Date: 1983-9

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00385745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 989
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM