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.
- Sponsored in part by Maryland State Highway Administration, Brooklandville. Bureau of Research.
University of Maryland, College ParkTransportation Studies Center, Department of Civil Engineering
College Park, MD United States 20742
Brooklandville, MD United States 21022
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Hall, J W
- Publication Date: 1976-1
- Pagination: 184 p.
- TRT Terms: Cameras; Crash investigation; Design; Field tests; Hazards; Highway safety; Highways; Intersections; Photography; Photologging; Reviews; Roads; Roadside; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety; Travelers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Photographic techniques
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- 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