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).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Dawson, R F
    • Oppenlander, J C
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221384
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1971 12:00AM