AN INVESTIGATION OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENT LOCATIONS IN SCSHD DISTRICT NO.3

INVESTIGATIONS WERE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE HOW ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE CAN BE APPLIED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AT ACCIDENT EXPERIENCING INTERSECTIONS AND ROADWAY SECTIONS. THE INVESTIGATIONS WERE CONFINED TO THOSE 1962- 1966 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT DISTRICT NO. 3 AND WHICH HAD BEEN REPORTED ON SCSHD FORM 310 BY OFFICERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY PATROL. HIGH ACCIDENT LOCATIONS WERE IDENTIFIED BY CONSIDERING ONLY THOSE SITES WHICH EXPERIENCED FIVE OR MORE ACCIDENTS DURING 1966 AND HAD A 1966 ACCIDENT RATE OF THREE OR MORE ACCIDENTS PER ONE MILLION VEHICLES PASSING THROUGH THE SITE. THE RESULTING FOURTEEN HIGH ACCIDENT INTERSECTIONS AND SIXTEEN HIGH ACCIDENT 1/2 MILE ROADWAY SECTIONS WERE THEN STUDIED IN DEPTH TO DETERMINE WHICH DESIGN FEATURES, IF ANY, WERE WHOLLY OR PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR CAUSING ANY OF THE ACCIDENTS. RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING CORRECTIVE MEASURES ARE PRESENTED FOR EACH OF THE THIRTY HIGH ACCIDENT SITES AND FUTURE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS ARE DISCUSSED. ALSO DISCUSSED ARE THE DEFICIENCIES IN THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF ACCIDENT REPORTING. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 081, 130 PP, 14 FIG, 39 TAB, 5 REF, 4 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Clemson University

    Clemson, SC  USA  29634
  • Authors:
    • Antrim, J D
  • Publication Date: 1969-6-6

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  • Accession Number: 00220932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1970 12:00AM