This report uses simple mathematical models to link accident numbers with road section length and estimated annual average daily traffic (aadt) on the section. The initial hypothesis is that each road section can be characterised by a risk parameter which depends on the physical or environmental characteristics of the section, the length of road considered, and traffic flow. By applying the mathematical models to basic accident statistics covering the 2879 miles of rural national roads (excluding the N84 and the N85), high-risk sections were identified. The accident patterns are examined for the 6-year period studied, and the distribution of fatal and personal injury accidents on high-risk sub-sections of the rural national routes is shown in tabulated form. (TRRL)

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    National Institute for Phys Planning & Constr Res

    St Martin's House, Waterloo Road
    Dublin 4,   Ireland 
  • Publication Date: 1984-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 138 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1 85053 004 1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RS 310 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM