Safe and Quick Clearance of Traffic Incidents
Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, 2003 - Express highways - 143 pages
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 318: Safe and Quick Clearance of Traffic Incidents profiles laws, policies, and procedures for facilitating clearance of traffic incidents, primarily those initially blocking travel lanes and attended to by the vehicle operator, on highways in urban and rural areas. The report discusses quick clearance legislation, hold harmless laws, policies governing the removal of accident victims, the duties of private tow companies, and more.
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I3 CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
CHAPTER THREE QUICK CLEARANCE LEGISLATION AND POLICIES
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