HIGHWAY SAFETY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT--BETTER MANAGEMENT CAN MAKE IT MORE USEFUL. REPORT TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION, SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REVIEW
On April 30, 1979, the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oversight and Review, asked the GAO to review highway safety research and development which has been or is being conducted by NHTSA and the Federal Highway Administration under the Highway Safety Act of 1966. The program is commonly referred to as the section 403 program. NHTSA is responsible for most of this work. The subcommittee asked GAO to determine how research and development funds are spent and to be especially attentive to NHTSA management to determine if NHTSA research can be improved and the use of research results increased. This report addresses these and other areas concerned with highway safety research and development. The Department of Transportation and GAO are not in agreement on the findings and conclusions presented in this report. The Department's summary comments, along with GAO's evaluation of them, are located at the end of each chapter.
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- Publication Date: 1980-7-28
- Pagination: 71 p.
- TRT Terms: Development; Expenditures; Federal assistance programs; Federal government; Highway safety; Improvements; Management; Research; Reviews
- Uncontrolled Terms: Federal programs; Research and development
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Society; I10: Economics and Administration; I80: Accident Studies;
- Accession Number: 00331069
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-80-87, HS-030 363
- Files: HSL, TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 15 1984 12:00AM