This symposium which highlighted the importance of design standards as a tool in the planning and design of loads and road networks and in influencing social--economic activities, consisted of 6 sessions: (1) introductory session, (2) models for driver behavior and traffic operation relative to design standards, (3) design elements as related to traffic safety and traffic flow, (4) economic consequences of design standards, (5) interrelation and optimizaiton of road design elements as related to classes of roads, and (6) conclusions and recommendations. The extent to which the prevailing economic trend should influence road resign standards, were discussed, as well as the relationships between traffic safety, traffic flow and road design elements. It was pointed out that statistical methods related to traffic and road design elements was limited. Other aspects covered included the possible link between legal speed limits and design speed, traffic conflict techniques for measuring risk, the uniformity versus flexibility of road design standards, the safety and operational features of wide, 2-way single carriageway roads, and road classification.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Symposium organised by the Road Directorate of the Ministry for Public Works and the Danish Council for Road Safety Research and held in Elsinore, Denmark, on 10th, 11th, and 12th May 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    2, rue André Pascal
    Paris,   France  75775 Paris Cedex 16
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-20

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  • Pagination: 200 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR/SYMP/76.1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM