Highway Safety Research Agenda: Infrastructure and Operations

This report develops a proposed agenda of prioritized safety research needs in the area of highway infrastructure and operations. It was developed to provide options to the U.S. transportation community on how to direct research to the areas where it can provide the most benefit. The agenda is based on a prioritization methodology developed by the research team, which can be applied on a recurring basis to update the agenda over time. The methodology is included as a spreadsheet tool on the CD-ROM, CRP-CD-127, accompanying this report. A wide range of background and supporting materials are also provided on the CD-ROM, including a user guide for the prioritization tool. The report itself includes a list of specific prioritized research topics divided into two categories: (1) applied research that lends itself to the development of new Crash Modification Factors (CMFs) and (2) fundamental and applied research for which CMFs are not appropriate. Appendices A-O and R, which contain additional documentation from the research effort, are not printed in the published document. These materials are available for download from the TRB website. Both the agenda and the methodology documented in this report will provide valuable input to those involved in the conduct and management of highway safety research at all levels of government, the private sector, and academia.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; CD-ROM; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 101p
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 756
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01496998
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309283526
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 17-48
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2013 10:46AM