ALTERNATIVE SURVEILLANCE CONCEPTS AND METHODS FOR FREEWAY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT. VOLUME 2. PLANNING AND TRADEOFF ANALYSES FOR LOW-COST ALTERNATIVES

Experience has shown that at traffic incident scenes, safety and operations can be improved if good on-site traffic management is used. Motorists lose about 750 million vehicle-hours per year while waiting for incidents to be removed, and over 2 million accidents per year occur on urban freeways alone. The research study identifies low-cost incident management systems for responding to freeway disturbances. Emphasis is placed on the development of pre-planned response techniques, candidate jurisdictional agreements, traffic operational procedures for incident sites, and overall improvement of freeway incident management. This volume of the report has been developed to present a planning methodology that can be used to evaluate existing incident management procedures and to estimate the potential effectiveness of low-cost techniques.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Interim rept. dated May 76-259 007, and Volume 4 dated Sep 77, PB-279 498.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Owen, J R
    • Urbanek, G L
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 141 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 59 Final Rpt., FCP 31C2-512
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8813
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM