EVALUATION OF HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM STANDARDS WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The adequacy and appropriateness of the highway safety program standards are evaluated. The standards are No. 9, Identification and Surveillance of Accident Locations, No. 12, Highway Design, Construction and Maintenance, No. 13, Traffic Engineering Services, and the engineering portion of No. 14, Pedestrian Safety. Alternative approaches to the existing three-plus standards were considered. The following key recommendations are made as the basis for enhancing highway safety: (1) Existing three-plus standards be restated to include only those procedural elements related to the planning, development and evaluation of a comprehensive highway safety program; (2) Procedures and guidelines for selecting and implementing specific countermeasures be developed and distributed to Federal, state and local agencies; (3) New safety standards be directed to the areas of (1) accident reporting and records, (b) safety improvement planning and programming, (c) design, construction, maintenance, and operations, (d) manpower and (e) evaluations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Jorgensen (Roy) and Associates

    17 Firstfield Road
    Gaithersburg, MD  USA  20760

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ricker, E R
    • Banks, J F
    • Brenner, R
    • Brown, D B
    • Hall, J W
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/HS-77/02
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9129
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM