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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations

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Publication Number: FHWA-RT-90-003

Vegetation Control for Safety




The purpose of this handbook is to help maintenance workers be aware of safe ways to

  • mow
  • cut brush
  • control other vegetation

to increase traffic safety. During the growing season, grass, weeds, and brush often limit a driver's view of approaching vehicles. Likewise, lush vegetation can act as a screen that hides pedestrians and bikers from drivers and vice versa. Be alert for places where vegetation needs to be cut back.


Vegetation Control for Safety

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