Highway Safety - Is the Job Finished?

by E. Dean Carlson, Federal Highway Administration, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Highway Safety: At the Crossroads


A review of past measures undertaken to improve highway safety is given. The Highway Safety Acts have helped reduce the number of injuries and fatalities in spite of the increased number of vehicles. These are, however, serious problems with construction and maintenance zone safety. The increasing number of elderly drivers as well as the number of smaller vehicles pose problems to be solved.

Subject Headings: Traffic accidents | Highways and roads | Occupational safety | Traffic safety | Traffic surveys | Traffic signals | Accidents | Traffic speed

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