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Date: October 1986
Roadside Improvements for Local Roads and Streets
This pamphlet is intended as a general guide to effective, low cost methods of improving and enhancing roadside safety. It is not intended as a design manual or a substitute for engineering knowledge, experience, or judgement. Technical safety hardware information such as hardware standards, warrants for selecting safety hardware, installation details, and cost-effectiveness analysis can be found in the material listed in the references. The guidelines and examples included in the pamphlet are based on actual situations and observations made in a series of national reviews. They reflect the actual needs and opportunities for highway safety improvements existing on many local roads and streets.
There are three general types of changes that can be made to improve highway safety. These include:
This pamphlet deals only with the area of Roadside Improvements.
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