ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CENTERS IN DEVELOPING SAFETY PROGRAMS FOR LOW-VOLUME ROADS

In spite of the concern for improving safety on the nation's streets and highways, there continue to be unmet safety needs. The increase in tort liability claims has highlighted the need to develop programs and procedures to reduce accidents and minimize the exposure of governmental agencies. Local agencies are responsible for over 60% of the roadway mileage in the United States. In excess of 98% of this mileage can be classified as low-volume roads as volumes are below 2,000 vehicles per day. These agencies must establish ongoing safety programs by integrating safety considerations in all aspects of development and operation of low-volume roads. The resources of the technology transfer (T2) center programs in the various states can assist local governments in developing comprehensive safety programs. Various safety-related activities of the T2 centers, including workshops, newsletters, videotape lending libraries, computer software development, and other related programs, are described. Twelve guidelines are included for developing a systematic safety program. These guidelines can be used by local agencies to achieve highway safety objectives.

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 151-155
  • Monograph Title: Fifth International Conference on Low-Volume Roads May 19-23 1991, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; volumes 1 and 2
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00611754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030905715
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM