COMPARISON OF ACCIDENTS AND ILLUMINATION

THIS PAPER SUMMARIZES FINDINGS FROM A STUDY OF ILLUMINATION AND ACCIDENTS IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK. THE NIGHT-DAY RATIOS OF THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS AND THE ACCIDENT COSTS WERE CALCULATED FOR ONE YEAR OF ACCIDENT DATA (1967) AND RELATED TO THE ILLUMINATION OF EACH STUDY SECTION. STREETS WITH LITTLE OR NO ILLUMINATION WERE FOUND TO HAVE SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER (POORER) NIGHT-DAY ACCIDENT RATIOS AND ACCIDENT COST RATIOS THAN THE AVERAGE FOR ALL STREETS IN THE SAME ROADWAY FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION AND TYPE OF ABUTTING LAND USE. THE TYPE OF STREET APPEARED TO BE MORE OF A FACTOR IN ACCIDENT-ILLUMINATION RELATION THAN THE TYPE OF ABUTTING LAND USE. THE METHODOLOGY DEVELOPED DURING THE PROJECT IS FELT TO REPRESENT A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE TECHNIQUES IN MAKING SUCH STUDIES.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-9
  • Monograph Title: Lighting
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309020883
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1973 12:00AM