THE LAW AND HIGHWAY MODERNIZATION

HIGHWAY ATTORNEYS MUST TAKE THE INITIATIVE IN DEVELOPING AND APPLYING THE LAW THAT IS NEDESSARY TO KEEP PACE WITH THE EVER-CHANGING HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION PICTURE. STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS NEED FULL-TIME LEGAL SERVICES. AN ATTORNEY WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF A HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT CAN ELIMINATE MANY PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY ARISE, AND BECAUSE OF HIS FAMILIARITY WITH HIGHWAY MATTERS, HE CAN INTELLIGENTLY PLAN FOR AND DEVELOP LEGAL TOOLS TO MEET PRESENT AND FUTURE HIGHWAY REQUIREMENTS. SUCH FUTURE CONCEPTS AS ELECTRONIC HIGHWAYS WILL REQUIRE ANSWERS TO SUCH LEGAL QUESTIONS AS WHERE LIES CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LIABILITY IF A MECHANICAL FLAW LEADS TO PROPERTY DAMAGE, IN JURY, OR DEATH?

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  • Accession Number: 00238536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1994 12:00AM