In traditional Black Spot programs aimed at improving highway safety, locations are identified as accident prone based on the total number of accidents. This traditional method results in the identification of locations that are not truly hazardous from a road safety authority perspective, and consequently, may lead to a misapplication of safety improvement funding. Therefore, accidents should be categorized into one or a combination of the three highway system components: the driver, the vehicle and the road. Sayed describes a procedure that allows each accident to have a membership in each of the three highway system components . This paper describes the application of this procedure for the identification of accident prone locations. The membership of each accident in the road environment component is used to represent the correctability of accidents by road improvements. Each accident is then weighted by its correctability.


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  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00720517
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1996 12:00AM