MEASURES OF SITE HAZARD - HAZARDOUS MANEUVERS

This paper describes hazardous maneuvers and their possible utilization to evaluate hazard of roadway sites. Some established hazardous maneuvers are erratic maneuvers, traffic conflicts, near-miss and hazardous regions of vehicle pairs. Hazard is defined as an occurrence function. The possible output consists of a continuous range of manifest severity events--accidents, hazardous and borderline maneuvers. An interval of that range is described by a subfunction of the occurrence function. The input consists of driver, environment and vehicle (DEV) variables. A random variable is interrelated with the DEV variables in the occurrence function forming complex interactions. In a comprehensive hazard reduction program, the concept of hazardous maneuvers is only a subset of the total hazard. Remedial techniques would be applied to the DEV variables as suggested by models of occurrence subfunctions and conventional traffic engineering studies.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Shimada, J K
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Accession Number: 00096153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-016 313
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM