THE INCIDENCE OF ALCOHOL IN ACCIDENTS AT SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS

Although traffic signals have been shown to be effective in reducing accident severity and frequency overall, little is known about how the alcohol- affected driver performs within the signalized intersection environment. This paper studies the over- representation of alcohol- related accidents in some road user movements. It demonstrates that alcohol is over- represented in rear- end and single- vehicle/ out- of- control accidents, relative to other accident types occurring at signalised intersections. The main countermeasures with potential for reducing these accidents appear to be improved lane delineation and signal conspicuity. (Author/TRRL)

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    Monash University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Clayton, Victoria  Australia  3800
  • Authors:
    • CORBEN, B F
    • YOUNG, W
  • Publication Date: 1983-11

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  • Accession Number: 00385891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 83/9 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM