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THE SAFETY IMPACT OF VEHICLE-RELATED ROAD DEBRIS

This peer-reviewed report documents the magnitude and characteristics of the safety issues presented by vehicle-related road debris (VRRD). It should be of interest to legislators, licensing agencies, law enforcement agencies, road maintenance personnel, and anyone with an interest in road safety. The objectives of the study were to determine the scope and magnitude of the VRRD safety problem--that is, the frequency and severity of VRRD crashes--and to identify potential countermeasures to reduce VRRD, the incidence of crashes, and/or to reduce VRRD crash severity. The study's methods included a critical review of the literature, identification and analysis of available crash data, and a survey of current state and provincial practices for preventing and removing VRRD. The study concluded that, although the incidence and severity of VRRD crashes are relatively low, VRRD crashes occur, and transportation agencies should consider low-cost approaches to reducing the incidence. The recommended measures are targeted education and enforcement programs.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 148 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00974933
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2004 12:00AM