SIGNIFICANCE OF BENEFIT/COST AND COST/EFFECTIVENESS RATIOS IN ANALYSES OF TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

This paper is a critique of NCHRP Report 152, Methods for Evaluating Highway Safety Improvements. Several important conceptual errors in that publication concerning the use of benefit/cost and cost/effectiveness ratios in evaluating traffic safety programs and projects are identified and discussed. Qualitative and quantitative arguments, as well as supporting numerical examples, are provided. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 32-36
  • Monograph Title: Price and subsidy in intercity transportation and issues of benefits and costs
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  • Accession Number: 00176471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902661X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM