This recommended practice for the design of truck escape ramps was prepared by ITE Technical Council Committee 5B-1. Between August 1980 and August 1981 the committee reviewed available literature, plans, and accounts of operations; agreed on guidelines to be recommended; and prepared this report and submitted it to ITE Technical Council Department 5. The report is organized as follows: (1) Background; (2) History; (3) Description of Ramps; (4) Guidelines to Determine Need; (5) Design Considerations; (6) Signing; (7) Brake Check or Mandatory Stop Areas; (8) Maintenance; (9) Costs; (10) Research; (11) References; (12) Bibliography; (13) Appendix A - Spot Speed; and (14) Appendix B - Length of Ramp.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1989


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00628925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication No. RP-021
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1993 12:00AM