Highway Safety Manual, 1st Edition

January 18, 2010

The Highway Safety Manual (HSM) was developed to help measurably reduce the frequency and severity of crashes on American roadways by providing a national focal point, tools, and analysis to facilitate safety consideration in the project development process. The HSM allows practitioners to quantify and predict the safety performance of elements considered in road planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation. Stay tuned for training opportunities coming your way!

The HSM features:

• Synthesis of validated highway research
• Procedures that are adapted and integrated to practice
• Analytical tools for predicting impact on road safety

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2: Human Factors in Road Safety
Chapter 3: Fundamentals
Chapter 4: Network Screening
Chapter 5: Diagnosis
Chapter 6: Selection of Countermeasures
Chapter 7: Economic Appraisal
Chapter 8: Prioritization of Improvements
Chapter 9: Safety Effectiveness Evaluation
Chapter 10: Rural, Two Lane Roads
Chapter 11: Rural, Multilane Highways
Chapter 12: Urban/Suburban Arterial Highways
Chapter 13: Roadway Segments
Chapter 14: Intersections
Chapter 15: Interchanges
Chapter 16: Special Facilities and Geometric Situations
Chapter 17: Road Networks

The following is a link to view a PowerPoint presentation on the material included in the upcoming HSM: HSM Presentation

Check the AASHTO bookstore this Spring for the NEW Highway Safety Manual. Publication available for pre-order in March.

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