The Role of the Civil Engineer in Highway Safety

by Martin E. Lipinski,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-374-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-374-2 (ISBN-10), 1983, Soft Cover, Pg. 207

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Conference information: Conference on the Role of the Civil Engineer in Highway Safety | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | #

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The papers included in this publication focus on the current state-of-the-art of highway safety and the civil engineer's role in confronting and solving highway safety problems. Critical issues of highway safety are identified by: (1) Identifying the best and most successful highway safety programs currently being implemented; (2) indicating the available resources and identifying the related organizations providing program management; and (3) providing information regarding the latest technological developments. The complexities of highway traffic accidents are explored and engineering solutions sought. The six main areas covered are: (1) The new federation - its impact on highway safety; (2) the engineered factors in highway safety; (3) the engineer as an expert witness; (4) making safety work; (5) safer roads - an effective investment; and (6) the responsibility of the civil engineer in highway safety.

Subject Headings: Traffic safety | Highway and road management | Traffic accidents | Highway engineering | Safety | Publications | Business organizations | Resource management


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