ROADSIDE SAFETY MILESTONES

The majority of improvements in roadside safety have occurred since 1960. Prior to this little attention was given to safety of the roadside; run-off-the-road crashes were attributed to the "nut behind the wheel." This philosophy resulted in unyielding sign and luminaire supports, untreated guardrail ends (blunt ends), nontraversable ditches, untreated culvert ends, etc. This paper presents an overview of progress made during the past 35-plus years and identifies problems and key areas that need to be addressed in the near future. This paper is intended to include the formal transportation research oriented efforts that have impacted roadside safety. Some research efforts may not be documented in formal research papers.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 26-28

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0965231003
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 4 1996 12:00AM