FORGIVING ROADSIDE DESIGN

A workshop was held which consisted of 3 related sessions: identifying roadside hazardous locations and selecting alternative safety improvements; evaluating the alternative improvements and programming and implementing those selected; and postevaluation of implemented improvements. The first session on problem identification discussed questions relating to the most prevalent roadside safety problems, and the type of projects which should be used to design a state's roadside safety program. In attempting to answer these and other questions, the discussions centered around rural, non-access controlled highways. Most of the recommendations centered around removal, relocation, redesigning, or redirection of vehicle. The funding session considered problems associated with evaluating, programming and implementing road safety improvemens, and then discussed questions relating to the figures to be adopted for the cost of accidents, roadside hazards, and the LI-RE concept as a communication tool. The evaluation session discussed the reasons for the preponderance of hazardous objects on major highways, and considered questions relating to impediments to effective evaluations, the definition of program goals, the identification of hazardous locations, personnel motivation and training, etc.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM