The traffic records system is identified as one part of a statewide records system which is composed of a data base, common identification index, and various surveillance programs. The need is indicated for surveillance for the purpose of identification, and surveillance for purposes of monitoring the high accident locations that were identified. The different meanings of the phrase "traffic surveillance" air examined, and the subject of Highway Safety Program Standard 9 is discussed. The program provides for the identification of high accident locations. In addition to the use of accident records for identifying specific locations, there is a type of surveillance of traffic and hazardous conditions in the field. The mechanics of actual surveillance can vary from the application of a very complex series of computer programs to a completely manual search for a particular set of data files. Highway agencies are developing a "coordinated data base" which consists of computer stored data files for many different users within a particular highway agency. So that various files may be coordinated with one another, there must exist an index that is common for all of the highway related data.

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  • Accession Number: 00097395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM