IDENTIFICATION AND PROGRAMMING OF ROADSIDE HAZARD IMPROVEMENTS

The project seeks to identify those features of the roadside environment which constitute a hazard to the highway user, and examines the nature of the problem on non-freeway facilities. The report summarizes the initial work on the project, including a review of the literature, a formalization of the concept of a roadside hazard, and an evaluation of the characteristics of single vehicle accidents. The field investigation procedure is outlined, and the preliminary results of accident site investigations are discussed. The applicability of photologs in evaluating roadside safety is examined. A preliminary structure for roadside hazard identification and correction is presented, and the tasks to be undertaken during the remainder of this research to finalize the evaluation procedure are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Maryland State Highway Administration, Brooklandville. Bureau of Research.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Transportation Studies Center, Department of Civil Engineering
    College Park, MD  USA  20742

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    Division of Materials and Research, 2323 West Joppa Road
    Brooklandville, MD  USA  21022

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hall, J W
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 184 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/MD/R-76/2 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM