TRAFFIC CONTROL & ROADWAY ELEMENTS - THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO HIGHWAY SAFETY/REVISED. CHAPTER 11 GENERAL DESIGN
CORRELATIONS ARE MADE BETWEEN SAFETY AND THE GENERAL DESIGN FEATURES OF HIGHWAYS. THE TOPICS CONSIDERED ARE FACILITY LOACTION (ACCIDENT RATES AND COSTS FOR URBAN AND RURAL HIGHWAYS BROKEN DOWN BY FREEWAY/NONFREEWAY; FATAL ACCIDENT RATES IN RURAL AND URBAN AREAS; AND DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS THAT HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO REDUCE ACCIDENT RATES); FACILITY CLASSIFICATION (ACCIDENT TYPES, RATES, AND COSTS BY HIGHWAY TYPE); ACCESS CONTROL (REGRESSION AND OTHER ANALYSES TO SHOW THAT ACCIDENT RATES AND COSTS INCREASE AS ACCESS CONTROL IS LOOSENED OR REMOVED); AND OTHER RELATED FACTORS (ACCIDENT RATES COMPARED WITH HIGHWAY SUFFICIENCY RATINGS, BENEFITS ACCRUING FROM HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS).
- The Automotive Safety Foundation published the first three chapters in this series. The remaining nine chapters were published by the Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility.
Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC USA 20036
- Dawson, R F
- Oppenlander, J C
- Publication Date: 1971
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Access control (Transportation); Costs; Crash rates; Highway design; Highway safety; Rural highways; Safety; Traffic crashes; Urban highways
- Uncontrolled Terms: Access control
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00221384
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1971 12:00AM