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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.
To provide empirical evidence of the effectiveness various types of signs deployed by first responders for Temporary Traffic Management. 
More Information URL(s):  
  1. http://www.pooledfund.org/
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
FHWA Disciplines:   Operations
Civil Rights
Program and Management Analysis
Subject Areas:   Highways
Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Safety and Human Factors
Education and Training
Operations and Traffic Management
Security and Emergencies
Vehicles and Equipment


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