Highway Safety Manual Now Available on CD

January 05, 2011

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) is very proud to have led production of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM), which was originally released via hard copy by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) mid 2010. AASHTO has recently followed up with a CD version that is now available for purchase.

Below is a brief video from AASHTO that provides details about the HSM. Also included below is an outline of chapters within the publication, as well as purchase information from AASHTO.


The Highway Safety Manual (HSM) was developed to help measurably reduce the frequency and severity of crashes on American roadways by providing tools for considering safety in the project development process. The HSM assists practitioners in selecting countermeasures and prioritizing projects, comparing alternatives, and quantifying and predicting the safety performance of roadway elements considered in planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation. The three-volume HSM features:

  • Synthesis of validated highway research
  • Procedures for including safety in project decisions
  • Analytical tools for predicting impact on road safety

Part A: Introduction, Human Factors, and Fundamentals

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2: Human Factors
Chapter 3: Fundamentals

Part B: Roadway Safety Management Process

Chapter 4: Network Screening
Chapter 5: Diagnosis
Chapter 6: Select Countermeasures
Chapter 7: Economic Appraisal
Chapter 8: Prioritize Projects
Chapter 9: Safety Effectiveness Evaluation

Part C: Predictive Method

Chapter 10: Predictive Method for Rural, Two-Lane, Two-Way Roads
Chapter 11: Predictive Method for Rural, Multilane Highways
Chapter 12: Predictive Method for Urban and Suburban Arterials

Part D: Crash Modification Factors

Chapter 13: Roadway Segments
Chapter 14: Intersections
Chapter 15: Interchanges
Chapter 16: Special Facilities and Geometric Situations
Chapter 17: Road Networks

  1. Paperback. 972 pp.

Click here to purchase this publication

Book Item Code: 19-HSM-1
Single-User CD-ROM Item Code: 19-HSM-1-CD
Price per Copy: $390
AASHTO Members: $325

Book and CD-ROM Set
Item Code: 19-HSM-1-M
Price per Copy: $624
AASHTO Members: $520

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