Safety effects of cross-section design for rural, four-lane, non-freeway highways
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Safety effects of cross-section design for rural, four-lane, non-freeway highways by Zhun Wang

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Research and Development, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service in McLean, VA, [Springfield, VA .
Written in English


  • Rural roads -- United States -- Design and construction,
  • Traffic accidents -- United States

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Other titlesSafety effects of cross section design for rural, four lane, non-freeway highways.
ContributionsHughes, William E., Stewart, Richard., Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 24 p.
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17593409M

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