ACCIDENT RECORDING AND INVESTIGATION IN A HIGHWAY AUTHORITY (CUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL)

THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES THE SYSTEM OF ACCIDENT RECORDING THAT IS BEING USED IN CUMBERLAND. THIS WAS DESIGNED TO HANDLE THE LARGE NUMBER OF DATA THAT NEED TO BE COLLECTED AND TO BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE OTHER FOUR COUNTIES AND COUNTY BOROUGHS IN THE AUTHORITY OF CUMBRIA. MOST OF THE DATA ARE PROVIDED BY THE POLICE, WHO SUPPLY THEM ON BASIC FORMS WHICH CAN BE USED WITH THE COMPUTER WITH A MINIMUM OF ADDITIONAL CODING. ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE RESULTS ARE HANDLED BY THE COMPUTER, THE SITE OF EACH ACCIDENT IS RECORDED BY HAND ON A 1/2-IN. MAP. DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF THE PRINT-OUTS THAT CAN BE OBTAINED; IT IS STATED THAT THE BEST SYSTEM IS ONE GIVING REGULAR PRINT-OUTS OF A MORE GENERAL NATURE SUPPORTED BY MORE DETAILED ANALYSES OF PARTICULAR PROBLEMS. BLACK-SPOT ANALYSIS, DOE'S MERIT RATING AND STREET LIGHTING ARE BRIEFLY DISCUSSED. THIS IS TOGETHER WITH THE PROBLEMS OF ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, AND FACTORS SUCH AS TYPE OF VEHICLE, ROAD SIGNS AND DRIVER BEHAVIOUR. RELATED INFORMATION SUCH AS TRAFFIC FLOW, CONDITION OF THE ROAD , THE COST OF WORK AND THE PROPOSED PROGRAMME OF WORKS ARE ALSO EXAMINED. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES BY DISCUSSING LONG TERM DEVELOPMENTS AND GIVING A LIST OF THE POINTS THAT NEED TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SYSTEM IS BEIN SET UP.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Road Accident Seminary London, 21-23 June 1972
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co, Ltd

    40 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Norris, A
  • Publication Date: 1972

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1977 12:00AM