VIRGINIA'S COOPERATIVE ACCIDENT ANALYSIS SYSTEM

OPERATION OF THE MECHNAICAL PUNCH CARD SYSTEM FOR ACCIDENT ANALYSIS USED IN VIRGINIA IS DESCRIBED. THE CODE MANUAL FOR THE SYSTEM WAS PREPARED USING THE CONNECTICUT STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT ACCIDENT ANALYSIS CODE MANUAL AS A GUIDE. OBJECTIVES OBTAINED THROUGH THE NEW SYSTEM ARE: (1) THE DETERMINATION OF THE ACCIDENT FREQUENCY RATES OF ROAD SECTIONS FOR THE RURAL PRIMARY SYSTEM, (2) THE LISTING OF THE ESSENTIAL DETAILS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ACCIDENTS FOR USE IN FORMULATING CORRECTIVE MEASURES AND FOR THE PROGRAMMING OF NEW IMPROVEMENTS FOR THOSE SECTIONS HAVING AN ABNORMALLY HIGH ACCIDENT FREQUENCY, AND (3) THE PINPOINTING OF SPECIFIC LOCATIONS WHERE ACCIDENT OCCURRENCE IS ABNORMAL. STUDIES COMPLETED AS A RESULT OF THIS SYSTEM HAVE SHOWN ITS VALUE IN DEVELOPING CORRECTIVE TREATMENT FOR EXISTING HIGHWAYS AND OF EVEN GREATER IMPORTANCE IN ESTABLISHING FUTURE HIGHWAY NEEDS.

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  • Accession Number: 00220428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-023 499
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM