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Model Inventory of Roadway Elements – MIRE, Version 1.0

67. Roadside Rating

Definition: A rating of the safety of the roadside, ranked on a seven-point categorical scale from 1 (best) to 7 (worst).

Attributes:

See Figure 4 for additional detail.

Priority: Critical Alternative

HPMS/Tool Requirements: HSM/IHSDM (Required)

Illustration shows seven black and white photographs that read 'Typical Roadway with Roadside Hazard Rating Equal to X'; there are examples for each rating of 1-7 s

Figure 4. Illustration of Roadside Ratings.

Source: Zegeer, C.V., J. Hummer; D. Reinfurt; L. Herf; and W. Hunter (1986). Safety Effects of Cross-Section Design for Two-Lane Roads, FHWA-RD-87-008, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC.

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