Current Status of Research and Implementation

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by Forrest M. Council, Univ of North Carolina, United States,
Julie A. Cirillo, Univ of North Carolina, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Highway Safety: At the Crossroads

Abstract: A review of the effectiveness of roadway safety measures to reduce traffic accidents is given. This paper attempts to discuss in detail the current status of safety-related knowledge and safety-related implementation activities. It discusses: What is known and not known concerning relationships between geometric and non-geometric variables and safety and the effectiveness of specific treatments; and what treatments have and have not been implemented of those that have been shown to be beneficial by research.

Subject Headings: Traffic accidents | Traffic safety | Systems engineering | Geometrics | Legislation | Streets |

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