ANALYSIS OF URBAN ARTERIAL ROAD AND STREET ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE. VOLUME 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The purpose of this research study was to examine the specific characteristics and urban arterial traffic accidents, and to identify general causal elements and related countermeasures that can be used to reduce the rate and severity of these accidents. Accident, geometric, traffic control, and volume data were collected and analyzed for 8,678 one-tenth-mile (0.16 km) roadway segments located in 19 metropolitan areas. The result of the analyses provides further evidence that specific geometric, traffic control, volume, and environmental conditions influence accident frequency and rate on urban roadways. Guideline that can be used to identify accident problems and to select countermeasures are provided in this report. One important product of this research was the development of a comprehensive computerized accident and roadway data base that can be used to explore in greater detail specific urban arterial accident problems and possible solutions. possible solutions.
- See also PB85-184448, PB85-184455, and PB85-184463.
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Southfield, MI United States 48075
- Datta, T K
- Parker, M R
- Randolph, D A
- Publication Date: 1982-9
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Arterial highways; Countermeasures; Crash analysis; Databases; Girders; Guidelines; Streets; Traffic control; Traffic crashes; Traffic volume
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; I81: Accident Statistics;
- Accession Number: 00450192
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-82-136
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 2004 8:57PM