Safety Analysis of Freeway Interchanges

While investigating Jingjintang Expressway's traffic accidents, it is clear that, crash frequency and rates at interchange areas re more severe than at other locations. To further explore the relationship between crash rates and characteristics of freeway geometric design features, this study analyzed the existing safety problems at Jingjintang Expressway’s interchanges. Particularly the authors examined crash characteristics at ramps including length of acceleration lanes and deceleration lanes, ramp geometric design, traffic control devices at ramps and locations of toll plazas. The driver behavior and performance overloaded trucks on ramps were also studied. The results of the study have clearly shown that it is important to have a uniform traffic information system and a consistent traffic control system. Most importantly, the study has concluded that the length requirements in the authors' current design specification for ramp acceleration and decoration lanes are not sufficient for safety, particularly for large vehicles. A set of recommendations is made as a result of this study.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 252-257
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and Development Innovative Best Practices 2008: Proceedings of the First International Symposium

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01111423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784409619
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2008 11:47AM