INTERSECTION CONTROL AND ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE IN RURAL MICHIGAN

This article reports on a study conducted in rural Michigan to investigate the use and need for stop control at low-volume intersections. Almost 900 intersections were examined based on type of control and related accident experience. It was found that 96 percent of these intersections were stop controlled. Other findings are as follows: (a) Stop signs are being used where there is adequate sight distance; (b) There is no relationship between the number of approaches on the minor roadway and accident experience for major volume under 1,000 vpd; and (c) Accident experience at stop-controlled intersections is neither better nor worse than at uncontrolled intersections under 1,000 vpd.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Lum, H S
    • Parker Jr, M R
  • Publication Date: 1983-5

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  • Accession Number: 00385787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 004
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM