RELATIONSHIP OF OVERALL GEOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS TO THE SAFETY LEVEL OF RURAL HIGHWAYS

The article is concerned with two-lane rural highways and discusses an analytical tool for evaluating the safety implications of various roadway designs. This tool analyzes several overall geometric measures that represent the horizontal and vertical alignment design characteristics of a road and relates these measures to a parameter of roadway safety. Relating safety to overall measures of road geometry enables consideration of the geometric features of an entire road section. A prediction of the level of safety, utilizing a multiple regression technique, is performed in terms of the overall spacial geometric measures.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    P.O. Box 2055, Saugatuck Station
    Westport, CT  United States  06880-0055
  • Authors:
    • Polus, A
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 555-585
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 34
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 605
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1983 12:00AM