COMPUTERIZED SAFETY ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE FOR SECONDARY HIGHWAYS
This paper develops a computerized approach for evaluation of the accident potential along a road. The four primary causative factors are speed differentials between trucks and cars, rail crossings, geometric characteristics, and roadside hazards. Each factor has been discussed separately. The combined effects of all factors are added to generate the total accident potential for the road. A framework for developing the critical accident potentials for a roadway is presented. The goal of a balanced design for safety along the road can be better achieved with the assistance of this method.
- Sponsored by Oregon Traffic Safety Commission, Salem.
Oregon State University, CorvallisTransportation Research Institute
Corvallis, OR USA 97331
- Nichols, K
- Layton, R
- Publication Date: 1979-4
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 233 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Crash causes; Evaluation; Geometric design; Hazards; Motor vehicles; Railroad grade crossings; Roadside; Speed; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety; Traffic speed; Trucks
- Non-Preferred Terms: Accident black spots; Accident prone locations; High accident locations; Hotspot
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; I82: Accidents and Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00331209
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
- Report/Paper Numbers: TRR 79-2
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM