TRB has released the prepublication version of Special Report 300: Achieving Traffic Safety Goals in the United States: Lessons from Other Nations. The report explores the reasons why several high-income nations have achieved better highway safety records than the United States and recommends best practices from abroad that would fit in the U.S. context. The report examines traffic safety program management practices, risk reduction techniques, and the sources of public and political support for safety interventions.
According to the committee that produced the report, the United States could see greater improvement in highway safety through the adoption of systematic, results-oriented safety management practices that are flexible enough to take into consideration local and regional legal constraints, community attitudes, resources, and road system and traffic characteristics.
A four page summary
of the report is also available online.
A press release
on the report is also available.
An article on this report
was published as part of the January-February 2011 issue of the TR News.
correcting descriptions on pages 56 and 194 of a study by R. B. Noland of the relationship of road design to traffic casualties was released in December 2011.
This Summary Last Modified On: 2/23/2012