Production of the First Edition of the Highway Safety Manual

An extensive and ground-breaking initiative is underway to develop a Highway Safety Manual (HSM). Development of the HSM was initiated by a Transportation Research Board Joint Subcommittee (now Task Force) and supported by 6 NCHRP projects totaling more than $3 million. The HSM will focus on knowledge and tools relevant to the safety profession and will quantify the safety effects of decisions in planning, design, operations, and maintenance. It will serve a role for safety analysis similar to that which the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) serves for traffic operational analysis. The HSM will target practitioners on the front-line of daily decision making within state highway agencies, as well as local organizations such as municipal agencies and Metropolitan Planning Organizations. The objective of this project is to prepare the first edition of the HSM in a form ready for publication in both printed and electronic format.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463013
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-36
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:14PM