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NCHRP Report 518: Safety Evaluation of Permanent Raised Pavement Markers

Product Type

Research Report

Author

Bahar, G., C. Mollett, B. Persaud, C. Lyon, A. Smiley, T. Smahel, and H. McGee

Date

Jan-04

Abstract

This report presents the findings of a research project to evaluate the safety performance of snowplowable permanent raised pavement markers (PRPMs) on two-lane roadways and four-lane freeways. An analytical engineering procedure relying on safety performance functions or crash prediction models for roadways with and without PRPMs was developed to determine the potential cost-effectiveness of implementing PRPMs at a location. The report will be of particular interest to traffic engineers with responsibility for installing and maintaining pavement marking systems.

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NCHRP Report 518: Safety Evaluation of Permanent Raised Pavement Markers

Keywords

permanent raised pavement markers
inclement weather
low visibility
safety performance
crash prediction models


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