Cutting the cost of wrong way driving

Wrong way driving collisions are uncommon, but when they do occur, they are highly likely to result in fatalities or serious injury. Concerns about wrong way driving have led transportation agencies to work to improve countermeasures. In 2012, San Antonio’s Wrong Way Driving Task Force was established. The task force identified high-risk locations and developed a geographic information system (GIS) map of all sites of reported wrong way incidents. A pilot project was set up on a road identified as high-risk, using radar detection units and illuminated “wrong way” signs. The pilot showed a reduction of wrong way driving incidents of nearly 30%.


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  • Accession Number: 01538424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2014 11:48PM