Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) concerning the application of the HSM in Oregon: Q1:Can ODOT, local jurisdictions and consultants start using the HSM in Oregon?
A: Yes. As mentioned in the HSM Application section of this page, the HSM is not formally adopted as a highway safety engineering standard like the MUTCD or AASHTO Green Book are adopted as traffic and roadway engineering standards respectively. However, practitioners need to take into account the “Cautions and Considerations when using the HSM” listed in the Preface of the HSM. When applying the HSM to projects or planning activities on the State Highway System, practitioners should consult with key ODOT staff familiar with the HSM prior to beginning analysis work. Q2: How can I get involved in the review process for HSM issues and developing HSM implementation guidelines for Oregon?
A: Contact either of the subject matter experts listed below. Q3: How can I obtain electronic or printed copies of the HSM?
A: The HSM is published by AASHTO and they retain the copyright. The AASHTO Bookstore
contains ordering information for both electronic and printed copies of the HSM. ODOT employees can obtain a free electronic copy of the HSM using the ASTM COMPASS
. Q4: Where can I find more information on the HSM?
A. The official AASHTO web site “highwaysafetymanual.org
” is a good starting point. The site contains links to several other HSM resources and has a User Discussion Forum. Q5: Who are the main contacts in ODOT for HSM information and HSM implementation?
A: For transportation planning and analysis, the main contact person is Doug Norval, P.E., ODOT Transportation Analysis Engineer (Phone: 503-986-4111; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
). For traffic and highway safety engineering, the main contact person is Zahidul Siddique, P.E., PTOE, Highway Safety Engineer (Phone: 503-986-3573; Email: Zahidul.Q.Siddique@odot.state.or.us