SHOULDER OCCUPANCY ON RURAL HIGHWAYS

A STUDY OF STOPPING PRACTICES ON THIRTY-THREE RURAL HIGHWAY SECTIONS IS PRESENTED. THE FOLLOWING SIGNIFICANT FACTS WERE OBSERVED: (1) THERE WAS ONE LEISURE STOP FOR EVERY 2800, AND ONE EMERGENCY STOP FOR EVERY 12,000, VEHICLE-MILES OF TRAVEL. (2) NEARLY 75% OF ALL STOPS WERE LEISURE STOPS. (3) MORE THAN 40% OF THE LEISURE STOPS OBSERVED BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. AND 8:00 P.M. OCCURRED BETWEEN NOON AND 3:00 P.M. (4) THREE PERCENT OF ALL ACCIDENTS OCCURRED WHILE OTHER VEHICLES WERE PARKED ON SHOULDERS, BASED ON AVAILABLE ACCIDENT REPORTS. (5) ACCIDENTS INVOLVING SHOULDER STOPS WERE MORE CRITICAL ON THE 4-LANE HIGHWAYS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 38, pp 547-575, 13 FIG, 12 TAB, 5 REF, 1 APP
  • Authors:
    • Billion, C E
    • Blensley, R C
    • Byars, W J
  • Publication Date: 1959

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 5-9, 1959
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1971 12:00AM