HIGHWAY SHOULDER USE STUDY PROCEDURE GUIDE

A GUIDE HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD COMMITTEE ON SHOULDERS AND MEDIANS TO MEET THE NEED FOR STANDARDIZED PROCEDURES IN CONDUCTING SHOULDER USE STUDIES. THERE IS A GROWING NEED FOR MORE COMPLETE FACTUAL INFORMATION ON DRIVER STOPPING PRACTICES ON HIGHWAY SHOULDERS. SUCH INFORMATION IS NEEDED AS A BASIS FOR POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING PROHIBITION OF PARKING ON HIGHWAY SHOULDERS AND THE EXTENT THAT PROVISION NEEDS TO BE MADE FOR EMERGENCY AND/OR REST STOPS ON FREEWAYS. TO MEET THIS NEED, A NUMBER OF STATES, AT THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON SHOULDERS AND MEDIANS, INITIATED SHOULDER USE STUDIES. IN THE COURSE OF REVIEWING THESE STUDIES, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE SHOULDER USE DATA FROM THE SEVERAL STUDIES WERE NOT ALWAYS ON A COMPARABLE BASIC. THUS, IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT A SHOULDER USE STUDY GUIDE BE PREPARED AND ADOPTED, AND THAT FUTURE STUDIES BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS GUIDE SO THAT THE GREATEST UTILITY AND BENEFIT COULD BE OBTAINED FROM THE STUDIES OF THE VARIOUS STATES. THE GUIDE DESCRIBES A METHOD OF MAKING A SHOULDER USE STUDY WHICH PROVIDES UNIFORM AND REASONABLY ACCURATE DATA ON THE USE OF HIGHWAY SHOULDERS FOR PARKING OR STOPPING.

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  • Publication Date: 1962

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-29
  • Monograph Title: Shoulder and rest area use study procedure guide
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  • Accession Number: 00203265
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 6 1994 12:00AM