CALIFORNIA EXPLORES METHODS OF FIGHTING CONTINUING PROBLEM OF WRONG-WAY DRIVING

A 5-POINT PROGRAM FOR PREVENTING WRONG-WAY DRIVING WAS INITIATED BY THE CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS AFTER 53 PEOPLE DIED IN WRONG-WAY ACCIDENTS ON THE STATE'S FREEWAY SYSTEM IN 1970. POINT 1 WAS TO REEXAMINE THE PAST 9 YEARS OF RESEARCH ON THE PROBLEM, INCLUDING DEVICES USED TO PREVENT IT: PAVEMENT BUMPS, WARNING SIGNS, ETC. POINT 2 CALLED FOR THE REVIEW OF RESEARCH DONE BY OTHER STATES. POINT 3 WAS TO IDENTIFY LOCATIONS WHERE WRONG-WAY MOVEMENTS ARE OCCURRING AND WHO IS MAKING THEM. FIELD INVESTIGATIONS OF FREEWAY RAMPS WERE MADE UNDER POINT 4 TO FIND THE OPTIMUM SIGNING AND PLACEMENT OF SIGNS AND GUIDE MARKERS IN THE VICINITY OF RAMP TERMINALS. POINT 5 WILL BE CONTINUED CAMERA SURVEILLANCE OF OFF-RAMPS TO DETECT WRONG-WAY.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 44, pp 31-33, 2 PHOT
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00226062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1971 12:00AM