Traffic and Safety Research Payoffs

by G. Scott Rutherford, Washington State Transportation Cent, United States,
R. Neal Robertson, Washington State Transportation Cent, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering 21st Century Highways


This paper reviews contributions to the practice of transportation engineering by research in the traffic and safety area. Brief overviews are provided in the area of traffic operations on signal timing, freeway metering, HOV lanes, incident management, and motorist information. In safety research the following areas are highlighted: work zone safety, road geometrics and design, human factors, driver safety, and traffic control and safety hardware.

Subject Headings: Traffic safety | Transportation safety | Traffic models | Traffic signals | Information management | Traffic signs | Traffic analysis | Highways and roads

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