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THE HIGHWAY SAFETY MANUAL. Michael S. Griffith June 12, 2003. What is the Highway Safety Manual (or HSM)?.

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THE HIGHWAY SAFETY MANUAL

Michael S. Griffith

June 12, 2003

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What is the Highway Safety Manual (or HSM)?

  • Purpose: to provide the best factual information and tools in a useful form to facilitate roadway planning, design, operational, and maintenance decisions based on explicit consideration of their safety consequences

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Targeted Users

  • Primarily, professionals studying the impact of actions on roadway users

    • Planning, design, and operational studies

  • Secondary users

    • Management

    • Educational Institutions

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Outline for Initial Version of the HSM

Part I – Introduction and Fundamentals

Part II – Knowledge

Part III – Predictive Methods

Part IV – Safety Management of a Roadway System

Part V –Safety Evaluation

Glossary

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Part III - Chapter 8Rural, Two-Lane Roads

8.1.Introduction

8.2.Methodology

8.3.Applications

8.4.Example Problems

8.5.References

Appendices

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Prototype Chapter 8 - Overview

  • Scope: Estimates the safety performance of a rural two-lane highway segments and at-grade intersections

  • Applications

    • Individual segments and intersections

    • Overall project

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