IMPLEMENTATION OF PROVEN TECHNOLOGY IN MAKING THE HIGHWAY ENVIRONMENT SAFE

Modern highway design technology has resulted in the creation of many treatments to make highways safer and more efficient. The objective of this study was to identify factors limiting the application of known technology for making highways safer, and to develop strategies for achieving greater application. This project included four primary tasks. First, a thorough search of the literature was conducted in the area of highway design to form a candidate list of programs. The second task was the creation of a priority ranking of cost-effective programs, based on an economic analysis of accepted programs from the literature review. The third task was concerned with a determination of problems that present road blocks to information dissemination and program implementation in the area of highway design. Inputs to this task came from the literature review and from interviews with many persons with expertise in the highway safety field. In the fourth task, a comprehensive list of problem areas was developed, and proposed strategies formulated to overcome these problems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  USA  27599

    Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association

    320 New Center Building
    Detroit, MI  USA  48202
  • Authors:
    • Council, F M
    • Hunter, W W
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Pagination: 260 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MVMA-UNC-74-16 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1977 12:00AM