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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Washington, DC United States 20001
- Publication Date: 1990-2
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Pagination: 11 p.
- NCHRP Legal Research Digest
- Issue Number: 9
- Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Open Access (libre)
- TRT Terms: Highway law; Liability; Local government; Snow and ice control; State government
- Old TRIS Terms: Tort claims acts
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Maintenance and Preservation; I10: Economics and Administration; I62: Winter Maintenance;
- Accession Number: 00495659
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, TRB
- Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM