BLACK SPOT ANALYSIS. APPROACH TO AN EXPERT SYSTEM FOR ROAD SAFETY MANAGEMENT. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: ROAD DEVELOPMENT AND SAFETY, LUXEMBOURG, JUNE 1989

Black spots, ranked in order, are usually given priority in road planning schemes in order to reduce accidents. There are examples of the successful use of black spot methods in combination with safety strategies. However, the accident black spot method for assigning priorities can be disputed. Other methods may be more cost effective. Computers are already used for both accident registration and analysis. By using advanced computer programming (Al-technique) it seems possible to construct an expert system for traffic safety management which could evaluate various safety strategies in a cost effective way and also propose alternative strategies. The construction of an expert system will increase traffic safety research in areas where information is missing or limited. Also, accident data can be recorded directly by the police. However, even if an excellent expert system for road traffic safety management is built, it will only be a tool. Fantasy and skilfulness will always be needed in the safety field! For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 828172.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institut Naitonal de Recherche Routiere (INRR)

    75, Rue de Mamer
    Luxembourg,   Luxembourg 

    Institut National de Recherche Routiere (INRR)

    75, Rue de Mamer
    Luxembourg,   Luxembourg 
  • Authors:
    • Gunnarson, O
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00604574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM