Development of Comprehensive Training for the Second Edition of the Highway Safety Manual

NCHRP Project 17-71A is developing proposed updated content for the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM), second edition The HSM second edition integrates several associated research projects, other related HSM guidance documents and publications, and additional research and analysis performed through NCHRP Project 17-71A. While the HSM second edition is not intended to be a complete rewrite of the first edition, the HSM has undergone significant changes in content and organization. New content includes additional human factor considerations, areawide evaluation, and systemic safety analysis. Pedestrian, bicycle, and freeway crash prediction methods have changed significantly and will require additional training for existing users. Training material and tools are needed to support HSM application by state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other practitioners. The objective of this research is to develop comprehensive training materials for the HSM, second edition. Activities and deliverables may include: (1) A comprehensive modular training based on chapters and/or technical use cases, such as planning, project development, and performance-based design decisions. (2) A package of electronic analysis tools building on existing tools to illustrate and support use of the HSM, second edition. These tools should be incorporated in the modular training course. (3) One pilot offering of the course to obtain feedback from a pool of reviewers that represent expected HSM users.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17-130

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Zhao, Yi

  • Start Date: 20240523
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01919497
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-130
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 23 2024 10:14AM