Safety considerations were not given top priority when designing the highways which run through National Parks and Forests. Instead emphasis was placed on preservation of natural beauty with a view to providing the best scenic views to slow drivers. However, the character and number of drivers and vehicles driving through these areas has changed and as these highways are aging and in need of repair, a serious look is being taken as to the safety of the design of these highways. While it is noted that it would not be feasible to expect to force compliance in all highway design standards in these areas, a guidebook containing procedures and criteria to evaluate design features will be forth coming.

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    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00489790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1989 12:00AM