FATAL HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS ON WET PAVEMENT - THE MAGNITUDE, LOCATION, & CHARACTERISTICS

Data developed by the safety board indicate that during 1976 and 1977, 13.5 percent of all fatal accidents occured on wet pavement, while precipitation occurred only about 3.0 to 3.5 percent of the time nationwide. This indicates that fatal accidents on wet pavement occur 3.9 to 4.5 times more often than might be expected, and that the wet-pavement accident problem should be of concern to all states. To measure the performance of the activities of states aimed at reducing wet-pavement accidents, the safety board developed a wet fatal accident index (wfa) for each state. This method indicated an area in the United States with good performance and a belt with poorer than average performance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1980-2-22

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00321254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM