Improved cost-effectiveness techniques are developed for evaluating highway safety programs. These improved techniques include: better methods of determining accident costs; statistical procedures for calculating accident costs; consistent system for evaluating accident cost and countermeasure effectiveness; and improved incremental benefit-cost algorithm for ranking safety projects. In addition to developing improved cost-effectiveness techniques the report reviews selected accident countermeasure studies and provides a critique of current procedures for evaluating safety programs. Three techniques are recommended for use in allocating safety funds: incremental benefit-cost, with improved algorithm; dynamic programming; and integer programming. (FHWA)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • An 18-page executive summary is available as FHWA-RD-79-52.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McFarland, W F
    • Griffin, L I
    • Rollins, J B
    • Stockton, W R
    • Phillips, D T
    • Dudek, C L
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 351 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-79- 53 Final Rpt., FCP 31X2-012
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9243
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM