Highway Safety Manual

Highway Safety Manual

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qThe Highway Safety Manual (HSM) is a resource that provides safety knowledge and tools in a useful form to facilitate improved decision making based on safety performance. The focus of the HSM is to provide quantitative information for decision making. The HSM assembles currently available information and methodologies on measuring, estimating and evaluating roadways in terms of crash frequency (number of crashes per year) and crash severity (level of injuries due to crashes). The HSM presents tools and methodologies for consideration of 'safety' across the range of highway activities: planning, programming, project development, construction, operations, and maintenance. The purpose of this is to convey present knowledge regarding highway safety information for use by a broad array of transportation professionalsq--P. xxiii.NCHRP, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, March 2007. ... National Cooperative Highway Research Program Document 129, Phase III: Methodology to Predict the Safety Performance of Urban and Suburban Arterials: anbsp;...

Title:Highway Safety Manual
Publisher:AASHTO - 2010


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