Legal Problems Arising out of Highway Programs. Topic 24-03. Guidelines for Drafting Liability Neutral Transportation Engineering Documents

The objective of this research is to produce a style and drafting guide that may be used as a practical resource for researchers, practitioners, and those who implement safety projects. This guide would address how to avoid concepts and language that can have legal implications by promoting clear, direct, objective, and fact-based expressions. This guide should be developed through research by lawyers who have a background in tort liability involving organizations that use engineering documents to design, construct, and/or maintain facilities, products, or systems that are often the subject of tort claims.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $50000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-06, Topic 24-03

  • 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
  • Performing Organizations:

    Parker Corporate Enterprises, Ltd

  • Principal Investigators:

    Parker, Terri

  • Start Date: 20190122
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200122
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01787230
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-06, Topic 24-03
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 2 2021 2:29PM