ACCIDENT ANALYSIS FOR PROGRAM PLANNING

ACCIDENT RATES FOR A FOUR YEAR PERIOD (1945-48) HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR ALL CONTROL SECTIONS. CONTROL SECTIONS, AVERAGING A LITTLE OVER A MILE IN LENGTH, SET OFF THE ROAD SYSTEM IN UNITS WITH UNIFORM SURFACE TYPE, WIDTH, AGE AND TRAFFIC VOLUMES. ACCIDENT RATES ARE DEVELOPED FOR STANDARD-MEETING HIGHWAYS IN DIFFERENT TRAFFIC VOLUME GROUPS. THESE ROADS ARE RECENTLY-CONSTRUCTED AND CONFORMED TO DESIGN STANDARDS. IN ANNUAL PROGRAMMING THE NUMBER OF LIVES, INJURIES AND THE PROPERTY DAMAGE COSTS THAT WILL BE SAVED BY EACH YEAR'S CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM WILL BE SHOWN. IT WILL BE POSSIBLE, ALSO, TO DEVELOP TOTAL ACCIDENT REDUCTIONS OBTAINABLE BY IMPROVEMENT OF ANY PARTICULAR GROUP OF ROADS IN ACCORDANCE WITH DESIGN STANDARDS. THE ACCIDENT VALUES ARE USED WITH OTHER EVALUATIONS OF ROADWAY CHARACTERISTICS TO PRODUCE SUFFICIENCY RATINGS FOR THE ENTIRE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 29, pp 336-348, 6 FIG, 7 TAB, 1 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Jorgensen, R E
  • Publication Date: 1950

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 13-16, 1949.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM