The objective of this report by TRB is to identify how state departments of transportation (DOTs) implement policies using highway worker safety and health data to reduce injuries and manage risk. The report is a synthesis of current proactive safety practices that will be useful for DOTs developing new or updating existing policies, programs, or tools to minimize injuries, fatalities, and risk. The study also identifies gaps in knowledge and future research needs.
This Preliminary Investigation aims to synthesize federal and state design guidance on traffic calming, the potential for success of various traffic calming measures given the current body of research, and the experience of other states in addressing the legal and policy matters associated with implementing traffic calming techniques.
Following completion of the 2009 Reduce Accidents Involving Driver Fatigue and the 2008 Private/Public Partnership Strategies for Safety Roadside Rest Areas studies, this study presents strategic planning recommendations for the planning, funding and development of additional improvements to the Safety Roadside Rest Area Master Plan.
This research seeks to quantify the impacts of The Gateway Monuments Demonstration Program and how such signs affect highway safety as well as how they contribute to the local economy, community image and sense of place.
This study quantifies and analyzes accidents in which fatigue was cited as a primary or contributing factor within specified route segments and points to potential actions that may be considered to reduce these accidents.
This study presents a strategic action plan and a business plan to contract with private partners who would maintain and participate in, or fully fund, development of new safety roadside rest areas in exchange for the right to sell grants and services in these rest areas.