IMPORTANCE OF WORDS IN REDUCING HIGHWAY INJURY AND DEATH

Some terms and phrases used in the highway profession sometimes have obscure or misunderstood meanings. Their use is so common that their meaning is not questioned. The problem is that a lack of clear understanding of the correct use of a word or term allows one to escape accountability for important responsibilities, and sometimes those responsibilities involve life and death. An example is discussed of the use of the terms "risk", "safety", "safe", and "unsafe" in the Transportation Research Board's Special Report 223, "Providing Access for Large Trucks."

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    TranSafety, Incorporated

    5811 Oak Leather Drive
    Burke, VA  United States  22015
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, R W G
  • Publication Date: 1989-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 4-5
  • Serial:
    • TRANSAFETY REPORTER
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: TranSafety, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0884-612X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00490506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1990 12:00AM