Safety Analysis Guidebook: For Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Studies

The Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT’s) Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Implementation Policy, Topic Number 000-500-001, adopted in May 2016, underscores FDOT’s commitment to safety analysis in all phases of the project development process. This policy encourages use of HSM methods, where applicable. The information in this guidebook is intended to implement this policy in Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Studies by helping PD&E practitioners apply HSM methods to quantify safety performance and compare safety with other performance measures such as traffic operations, environmental impacts and costs in the PD&E’s alternatives evaluation process. This guidebook is a resource to use when scoping, conducting and reviewing safety analyses for PD&E studies as it: (1) Defines the expectations for the scope of quantitative safety analysis in PD&E studies; (2) Facilitates consistent application of quantitative safety analysis tools and procedures; (3) Identifies factors contributing to crashes and associated potential countermeasures to address the project’s Purpose and Need; (4) Estimates the effect of various design alternatives on crash frequency and severity; and (5) Improves documentation and interpretation of safety analysis results.


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  • Pagination: 107p

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  • Accession Number: 01764478
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  • Created Date: Jan 25 2021 9:46AM