ERIC Number: ED107802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Highway Safety Program Manual: Volume 13: Traffic Engineering Services.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Volume 13 of the 19-volume Highway Safety Program Manual (which provides guidance to State and local governments on preferred highway safety practices) focuses on traffic engineering services. The introduction outlines the purposes and objectives of Highway Safety Program Standard 13 and the Highway Safety Program Manual. Program development and operation (the scope of the engineering program, needs determination, priorities, manpower development, and traffic control devices) are presented. The need for a program implementation schedule (which establishes step-by-step work tasks to complete various facets of particular improvements) is specified in relation to improvements during maintenance, operational surveillance, high-accident location correction, hazardous location analysis, needs identification, effectiveness evaluation, and traffic regulations. Criteria and procedures for program evaluation and different types of reports (local, State, and Federal) are explained. Local government participation is outlined. Appendixes contain the Highway Safety Program Standard 13, Traffic Engineering Services; a glossary of definitions; a list of representative projects; a management guide for a Statewide inventory; guidelines for traffic control device maintenance inspections; guides for traffic sign, pavement marking, and traffic signal inventories; a list of resource organizations; and references. (NH)
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Guidelines, Local Government, Objectives, Policy, Program Evaluation, Reports, State Government, State Programs, Traffic Safety
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock Number 5003-00193, $2.05)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.