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The Highway Safety Manual (HSM) introduces a science-based technical approach that takes the guesswork out of safety analysis. The HSM provides tools to conduct quantitative safety analyses, allowing for safety to be quantitatively evaluated alongside other transportation performance measures such as traffi c operations, environmental impacts, and construction costs.
http://www.highwaysafetymanual.org for more information
The subcommittee shall promote AASHTO’s safety goal of reducing highway fatalities by half in the next two decades; Promote the benefits of State Strategic Highway Safety Plans and the Highway Safety Manual; Work on technical issues such as developing, updating or commenting on various highway manuals, plans, and programs to improve safety; Assist in the delivery & evaluation of safety counter measures; Promote research to develop new safety counter measures; Recommend new policies for the Standing Committee to enact; Support the Standing Committee in reviewing Federal guidance, regulations, legislation, and programs; Assist with nominations and scoring of the AASHTO Safety Leadership Award.
Each member department may appoint up to three members to the Subcommittee;
Although only one vote per Member Department may be cast on voting matters.
Associate membership on the Subcommittee is open to Federal, state, local, and international government agencies with current membership in AASHTO. Associate members shall have all rights and privileges of membership except that they will serve ex-officio without the right to vote.
To ensure consistency and foster better ideas the subcommittee shall work cooperatively, as appropriate, with other AASHTO technical committees.
Guidelines and Operating Procedures
AASHTO Staff Liaison
Kelly Hardy -