CORRECT TOP 160 REPORT. COST/BENEFIT OPTIMIZATION FOR THE REDUCTION OF ROADWAY ENVIRONMENT CAUSED TRAGEDIES (PHASE III)

There are many roadway locations in Alabama which are potentially dangerous and need to be improved. Funds must be allocated to those locations and projects which are going to bring the greatest return for the citizens of Alabama. The project which is designed to bring this about is called CORRECT. CORRECT is being implemented in five phases. The frist involved the construction of the accident file which forms the basic data required to operate the system. Phase II involved the development of the software, data collecting procedures, and the evaluation of the top 80 locations. Phase III is an extension of Phase II. In Phase IV the CORRECT system is ready for determining optimal budget allocations for roads off the State system. Phase V involves required improvement in determining the effect that certain roadway modifications will have in terms of accident reduction. This report deals with the first 160 locations which have been investigate in Phase III. Results are available for budgets from $100,000 to $3,000,000 in increments of $200,000. If spending is required in the absence of an upper limit, the total budget to be available should be estimated. Based upon investigation in the field, CORRECT yields more monetary savings and human lives than a cost benefit system or other alternative policy. /MW/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Alabama Highway Department.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Auburn University

    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Auburn, AL  United States  36830
  • Authors:
    • Brown, D B
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099578
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM