SUPPLEMENT TO LIABILITY OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR SNOW AND ICE CONTROL

State highway departments and transportation agencies have a continuing need to keep abreast of operating practices and legal elements of specific problems in highway law. This report supplements and updates a paper in Volume 4 of "Selected Studies in Highway Law," entitled "Liability of State and Local Governments for Snow and Ice Control," pp. 1869-1888S5, which was prepared by J.C. Vance. The contents of this Digest update the information presented in the original paper on the following topics: Introduction; Duty of reasonable care as applying to fact situations; Duty of State to warn of or take remedial action with respect to known dangerous conditions; "Highway Defect" statutes; Construction of particular statutes affecting duty in respect to snow and ice control; Requirement of written notice; Liability of police department with respect to reporting snow and ice conditions; Immunity for snow removal on grounds of policy; Effect of State Tort Claims Acts on duty of snow and ice control; Miscellaneous; and Conclusion.

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  • Publication Date: 1990-2

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  • Pagination: 11 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00495659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM