MODEL FOR MEASURES FOR IMPROVING ROADSIDE SAFETY

MODEL VOOR MAATREGELEN MET BETREKKING TOT DE INRICHTING VAN DE WEGBERM

A mathematical model was made by which the risk on any location in the roadside could be calculated. With the model the road administrator should then be able to introduce measures for a relatively safe arrangement of the roadside on the basis of a cost-benefit analysis. At first two existing models were selected by which accident prone locations could be detected and the effectiveness of the measures could be determined (the Hall & Mulinazzi model of 1978 and the Labadie & Barbaresso model of 1982). Thereafter these models were tested with the aid of a Dutch data base. It was concluded that no good interpretable results could be obtained. The covernote shows that too little basic knowledge exists for such a model in the Dutch situation. It is suggested that mathematical models should be abandoned in favor of a systematical approach to the roadside problems; this connects more to the current development in the detection of dangerous locations. measures could be determined

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available only in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. All others refer to Institute for Road Safety Research SWOV, P.O. Box 170, 2260 AD Leidschendam, The Netherlands.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

    Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
    The Hague,   Netherlands  2594 AW
  • Authors:
    • Schoon, C C
  • Publication Date: 1988

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-88-52
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM