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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Oregon Traffic Safety Commission, Salem.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Transportation Research Institute
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
  • Authors:
    • Nichols, K
    • Layton, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 233 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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