ACCIDENT PREVENTION ACTIVITIES OF A STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

MOST TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, MAINTENANCE WARNING SIGNS IN PARTICULAR, DO NOT MEET THE MODERN DEMAND. FIRST, THEY ARE TOO LOW TO PARALLEL THE MOTORISTS' LINE OF VISION; SECOND, THEY DO NOT STATE WHAT TYPE OF OPERATION IS BEING CONDUCTED; AND THIRD, THEY DO NOT GIVE THE MOTORIST CLEAR-CUT DIRECTIONS FOR HIS FUTURE LINE OF TRAVEL. AFTER AN INTENSIVE COURSE IN SAFE OPERATING PRINCIPLES AND TEACHING METHODS, INSTRUCTORS MAY TAKE OVER GROUPS WITHIN THEIR OWN DISTRICT. THE TRAINING CONSISTS OF: (1) EXPLANATION AND DISCUSSION OF REGULATIONS ON EQUIPMENT OPERATION; (2) BRIEFING ON THE MECHANICAL STRUCTURE OF EQUIPMENT; (3) PSYCHOPHYSICAL TEST ON VISUAL ACUITY, COLOR RECOGNITION, FIELD OF VISION, DEPTH PERCEPTION AND REACTION TIME; AND (4) THOROUGH ROAD INSTRUCTION COURSE COVERING ALL PHASES OF HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS. THE INCLUSION OF AN ACCIDENT-CONTROL PROVISION IN EACH CONTRACT MAKES ACCIDENT PREVENTION AN INTEGRAL PART OF EACH CONTRACT JOB. THE CONTRACTOR IS REFERRED TO THE MANUAL OF ACCIDENT PREVENTION IN CONSTRUCTION, COMPILED AND PUBLISHED BY THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA. THIS SPECIAL PROVISION IS JUST AS BINDING AS ANY PROVISION WHICH SPECIFIED QUANTITY OR QUALITY OF WORK PERFORMED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 31, pp 320-324
  • Authors:
    • Addison, A M
    • Nettleton, E T
  • Publication Date: 1952

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 15-18, 1952
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00221327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 1 1989 12:00AM