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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-13-0093
Project Name:   Warning Sign Legends for Emergency Incidents
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  September 17, 2013
End Date:  October 7, 2014
Contact Information
Last Name:  Shurbutt
First Name:  Jim
Telephone:  202-493-3420
E-mail:  jimmy.shurbutt@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:   Human Factors Team [HRDS-30]
Program:   Safety Innovation Deployment
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Speed Management
Project Description:   This project will conduct simulation and field evaluations using motorists and first responders to the effectiveness of various text and symbol sign designs deployed by first responders such a fire, ems, and police for the purpose of Traffic Incident management and in the prevention of secondary crashes.
Goals:  
To provide empirical evidence of the effectiveness various types of signs deployed by first responders for Temporary Traffic Management. 
Test Methodology:   Various
Partners:   Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Safety Research and Development; Role(s): Technical
Expected Benefits:   Please refer to www.pooledfund.org for a list of the current benefits.
Related URL(s):   http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://www.ncutcd.org
FHWA Topics:   Safety--Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
TRT Terms:   Traffic Control
Traffic Incident Management
Signals
Signs
Research
Safety
FHWA Disciplines:   Operations
Safety
Civil Rights
Design
Program and Management Analysis
Subject Areas:   Highways
Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Policy
Research
Safety and Human Factors
Education and Training
Law
Operations and Traffic Management
Security and Emergencies
Vehicles and Equipment

 

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