MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM STUDY OF HIGH ACCIDENT LOCATIONS

This research developed a multidisciplinary team approach to investigate high accident locations to identify the predominant accident types and causal factors and to suggest possible countermeasures. Four teams--each consisting of an ISHC central office traffic engineer, an ISHC district traffic engineer, a local traffic engineer, a human factors person and a law enforcement officer--were organized. The data required for a field investigation by such team members of eighteen high accident sites was developed. A manual was developed that briefly describes the goals and objectives of the multidisciplinary team investigation, prescribes the professional disciplines to be involved, and outlines a procedure for the members to follow in their field investigation. Each member individually drives all approaches to the sites, reviews the data packages supplied, and identifies the accident types and causal factors and suggests possible countermeasures. After all five members return their evaluation forms and the team leader has summarized the results, the team may meet to discuss the results and reach a consensus opinion or the team leader may determine the consensus opinion. The multidisciplinary team approach proved to be effective in developing possible countermeasures to alleviate high accident locations in the State of Indiana. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Research Study titled "Evaluation of Design and Control Alternatives to Improve Safety of Intersections of Multilane Highways with Other Highways."
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Ogren, J R
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 142 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-IN-78-18 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 1(15) Part II
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM