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/
- 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."
Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRPPurdue University, School of Civil Engineering
West Lafayette, IN USA 47907-1284
- Ogren, J R
- Publication Date: 1978-10-3
- Pagination: 142 p.
- TRT Terms: Countermeasures; Crash types; Human factors; Law enforcement; Location; Measures of effectiveness; Reviews; Traffic crashes; Traffic engineers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Site investigation
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- 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