CONFLICT ANALYSIS FOR PREDICTION OF FATAL CRASH LOCATIONS IN MIXED TRAFFIC STREAMS

This paper presents a midblock conflict study which was undertaken to explore the relationship between fatal crash sites and conflict rates. Peak hour traffic at fourteen selected locations was video taped. Trained observers recorded traffic compositions at midblock, average space mean speeds by modes and conflicts by type and mode. The studies showed a weak crash-conflict association. Comparison of conflict data for various sites, and for different combinations of conflict types revealed that the presence of only a few non-motorized modes can cause conflicts between motorized vehicles and non-motorized vehicles. The study did not provide a conclusive relationship between midblock conflicts and fatal crash sites, but the conflict studies provided useful insights into the interaction between different traffic entities present in the traffic streams.

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  • Accession Number: 00714768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 21 1995 12:00AM