JOINT INTERNATIONAL STUDY FOR THE CALIBRATION OF TRAFFIC CONFLICT TECHNIQUES. BACKGROUND PAPER

When a statement on the hazardous nature of a location is needed, accident frequency is often too low to make reliable estimates and additional data are then needed. Conflicts observed during some short period of time are often used as if they were past accidents to estimate the accident potential. The justification for so using a tct depends on its reliability and validity. These concepts are highly related to proper definition of conflicts and proper severity scaling. Validation studies are difficult to accomplish and very expensive. Calibration of conflict techniques is the first step in the process of validation and will be useful to design better studies and interpret future findings. For the covering abstract of the conference see TRIS 393142. (Author/TRRL)

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    • Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on International Calibration Study of Traffic Conflict Techniques held in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 25-27, 1983.
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    Springer-Verlag

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  • Authors:
    • Oppe, S
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00393157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 3-540-12716-X
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM