The Annual Research Review 2008 presents a summary of the achievements and activities of TRL during 2008. It includes a review of TRL’s main research highlights, a description of some of the facilities and equipment developed to support the research programme and a comprehensive listing of the reports and papers published in 2008. Some selected full papers are included as follows:
• Development of a pedestrian legform to assess sensors used in active pedestrian-protection systems.
James Manning.
• The ITS contribution to sustainable transport.
Alan Stevens and Bill Gillan.
• A design method and performance based specification for UK road foundations.
Barry Chaddock and Craig Roberts.
• Predicting the effects of different traffic rules on motorways using SISTM.
Ewan Hardman, George Lunt and Robert Smith.
• The effect of text messaging on driver behaviour.
Nick Reed and Ryan Robbins.
• Implementing resource efficiency in the local-authority environment: the experience of Hampshire County Council.
Murray Reid, Terry Lomas and Adrian Flavell.

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