ALTERNATIVE SURVEILLANCE CONCEPTS AND METHODS FOR FREEWAY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT. VOLUME 4. GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC 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 give assistance to police, highway, and traffic engineering planners in defining and establishing one or more low cost techniques (alternatives) by providing guidelines for their implementation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-279 497 and Volume 5, PB-279 499.
  • 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:
    • Urbanek, G L
    • Owen, J R
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 230 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 61 Final Rpt., FCP 31C2-512
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8813
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM