A SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS AND ELEMENTS

IN THE SPRING OF 1964 THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UNDERTOOK AN ACCELERATED PROGRAM TO ATTACK TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS BEING GIVEN TO LOCATIONS WITH HIGH ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE. A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM ENTAILS AT LEAST FOUR ELEMENTS: (1) REPORTS OF ALL ACCIDENTS ABOVE A CERTAIN DAMAGE THRESHOLD; (2) A FIELD REFERENCE SYSTEM TO PLACE ACCIDENTS WITHIN 0.1 MILE; (3) SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO IDENTIFY CAUSAL FACTORS; AND (4) AN INFORMATION SYSTEM THAT RAPIDLY AND AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFIES POINT OR SECTIONAL CONCENTRATIONS OF ACCIDENTS. WORK BY FHWA AND OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES TO IMPROVE WORK IN THESE FOUR AREAS IS REPORTED BRIEFLY. SOME ATTENTION IS ALSO GIVEN TO ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT AND TO PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN EVALUATING ACCIDENT-REDUCTION BENEFITS FROM BEFORE- AND-AFTER STUDIES.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Bartelsmeyer, R R
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 5-13
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2001 12:00AM