COST EFFECTIVENESS OF FREEWAY COURTESY PATROLS IN HOUSTON

Traffic incidents, whether due to accidents also create safety hazards on the freeway. To enhance safety and to provide assistance and security to motorists, District 12 of the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation has been operating a motorist courtesy patrol on some Houston freeways. A questionnaire study and a cost- effectiveness analysis were used to evaluate the operation of the patrol. The questionnaire study indicated that motorists aided by the patrol were overwhelmingly in favor of continuation of the program. The cost-effectiveness analysis showed the patrol to have a benefit-cost ratio of 2 to 1. Several additional qualitative benefits are discussed. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-7
  • Monograph Title: Freeways, automatic vehicle identification, and effects of geometrics
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025702
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM