PLANNING FOR CONCENTRATED IMPLEMENTATION OF HIGHWAY SAFETY COUNTERMEASURES. VOLUME I. INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY

ALTHOUGH THE SIXTEEN HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM STANDARDS HAVE BEEN IN EFFECT FOR SOME TIME, THEIR ADOPTION BY THE INDIVIDUAL STATES HAS BEEN LESS THAN COMPLETE. TO CONVINCE THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THAT THE REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED BY THESE STANDARDS ARE WELL WORTH THEIR COST IN IMPROVED SAFETY BENEFITS, A NEED EXISTS FOR DETERMINING AND RANKING THE EFFICACY OF HIGHWAY SAFETY COUNTERMEASURES. THE MISCONCEPTIONS, PITFALLS, AND POTENTIAL SUCCESS THAT ABOUND IN THE EVALUATION OF SOCIAL SYSTEM CHANGES CONSTITUTE THE INITIAL SUBJECT OF THIS VOLUME. IT IS ARGUED THAT THE CAREFUL, BUT EXTENSIVE, MEASUREMENT OF ALL PERTINENT FACTORS IN THE ACTION OF A HIGHWAY SAFETY COUNTERMEASURE IS A NECESSARY APPROACH TO DETERMINING EFFICACY. BASED UPON THIS MEASUREMENT-ORIENTED APPROACH, A SUMMARY OF THE PROJECTED PROGRAM PLANS FOR THE SIXTEEN STANDARD AREAS IS PRESENTED. SIX PROGRAM CATEGORIES ARE DEFINED WHICH COVER THE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES DEFINED BY THE STANDARDS; MOREOVER, THESE PROGRAM CATEGORIES GROUP COUNTERMEASURE TYPES THAT ARE AMENABLE TO SIMULTANEOUS EVALUATION. PROGRAM PLANS FOR EACH OF THE SIX EVALUATION EXPERIMENTS ARE DESCRIBED BRIEFLY IN THIS VOLUME. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract FH-11-7613 Rept No HSRI-71-117-VOL 1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • O'Day, J
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Pagination: 41 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00222035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1973 12:00AM