ERIC Number: ED107799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Highway Safety Program Manual: Volume 10: Traffic Records.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Volume 10 of the 19-volume Highway Safety Program Manual (which provides guidance to State and local governments on preferred highway safety practices) focuses on traffic records. The purpose and specific objectives of a traffic records program are discussed. Federal authority in the area of highway safety and policies regarding a traffic records program are outlined. Program development and operations (a records system concept, a State traffic records committee and agency, goals of the records system, assessment of resources and constraints, and development of a systems plan) are presented. Criteria for program evaluation and different types of reports (management, program evaluation, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) are explained. Local government participation and approval criteria for 402 traffic records subelement plans are reviewed. Appendixes contain the Highway Safety Program Standard 10, Traffic Records; a glossary of definitions; references; guidelines and specifications for describing information interchange formats; a list of resource organizations; data potentially available on-scene and off-scene form; a chart of selected traffic safety decision makers and decision opportunities; and an elaboration on the topics of causes and contributing factors. (NH)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Guidelines, Information Systems, Local Government, Objectives, Policy, Program Evaluation, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Reports, State Government, State Programs, Traffic Safety
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (No price given)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.