THE EFFECT OF PAVEMENT WIDTHS UPON ACCIDENTS

STUDIES WERE MADE OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS OCCURRING UPON 20-FT, 18-FT, AND 15-FT PAVEMENTS IN WASHTENOW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, DURING 1931. THE CONCLUSIONS REACHED, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE OF MORE GENERAL APPLICATION, ARE AS FOLLOWS: (1) THERE ARE MORE ACCIDENTS OF ALL KINDS ON 15 AND 18 FOOT PAVEMENTS THAN ON 20 FOOT PAVEMENTS CARRYING SIMILAR TRAFFIC. (2) THE GREATEST PERCENTAGE OF INCREASE IS IN "SIDE-SWIP" ACCIDENTS. NO BUSES WERE INVOLVED IN THIS TYPE OF ACCIDENT. (3) THE INCREASE IN NUMBER OF NON-TRUCK ACCIDENTS IS MUCH GREATER THAN THE INCREASE IN TRUCK ACCIDENTS. FROM THESE ITEMS IT APPEARS THAT WIDER PAVEMENTS ARE NEEDED MORE BECAUSE OF PASSENGER AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS THAN BECAUSE OF TRUCK AND BUS ACCIDENTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 14, ParT I, PP 69-78, 1 FIG, 4 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Morrison, R L
  • Publication Date: 1935

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 6-7, 1934. Part I
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM