RESEARCH INTO ROAD SAFETY AT JUNCTIONS IN URBAN AREAS- A REPORT PREPARED BY AN OECD ROAD RESEARCH GROUP OCTOBER 1971

THIS REPORT CONSIDERS ROAD SAFETY AT URBAN AT-GRATE JUNCTIONS AND EVALUATES METHODS USED TO ASSESS SAFETY AT JUNCTIONS AS WELL AS MEANS OF REDUCING ROAD ACCIDENTS. A DETAILED LIST OF FACTORS AFFECTING SAFETY AT JUNCTIONS IS GIVEN AND THE MOST IMPORTANT VARIABLES ARE DEFINED. CURRENT TECHNIQUES TO ASSESS SAFETY-ACCIDENT STATISTICS, OPERATIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL STUDIES AND COST/EFFECTIVENESS ARE DISCUSSED. A SPECIAL SECTION OF THE REPORT IS DEVOTED TO AN APPRAISAL OF THE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY TO BE USED. METHODS OF REDUCING ROAD ACCIDENTS, INCLUDING URBAN PLANNING, ROAD AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING, ROAD USER INFORMATION AND EDUCTATION, AND REGULATIONS ARE DESCRIBED. PROPOSALS FOR FUTURE CO-OPERATIVE RESEARCH ARE MADE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: RELATIONS BETWEEN TYPES OF ACCIDENTS AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING MEASURES, EFFECTS OF RIGHT OF WAY DESIGNATION OF JUNCTION SAFETY, CONFLICT ANALYSIS, RELATIONS BETWEEN GEOMETRIC DESIGN FEATURES AND ACCIDENTS, ROAD USER RESPONSE TO COUNTERMEASURES, NETWORK PLANNING. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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  • Authors:
    • Oecdes, K E
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&d Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1974 12:00AM