THE COST OF HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS

A SET OF COST ESTIMATES FOR ACCIDENTS OCCURRING ON TEXAS HIGHWAYS IN 1969 WAS DEVELOPED THAT CAN BE USED AS ECONOMIC COEFFICIENTS TO CALCULATE THE EXPECTED DOLLAR SAVINGS ACCRUING TO HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS IN THE FORM OF REDUCED ACCIDENTS. IT WAS FOUND THAT ACCIDENTS IN RURAL AREAS ARE MORE COSTLY THAN THOSE IN URBAN AREAS, PRIMARILY BECAUSE TRAVEL SPEEDS ARE HIGHER IN RURAL AREAS. ACCIDENTS ARE ALSO CLASSED BY TYPE AND VEHICLE(S) INVOLVED. COLLISIONS WITH TRAINS, HEAD-ON COLLISIONS, AND COLLISIONS WITH PEDESTRIANS PRODUCE THE MOST COSTLY ACCIDENTS. IN ADDITION TO USING ACCIDENT COSTS AS INPUTS, INTO ANALYTICAL PROCESSES, AN OVER-ALL ESTIMATE OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ACCIDENTS CAN BE MADE.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 7, No 2, PP 6-7, 3 TAB, 4 REF
  • Authors:
    • Burke, D
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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  • Accession Number: 00221409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM