ACCIDENTS AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Risk Management is defined as the identification, measurement and treatment of exposure to potential crashes and tort liability. It is important that we recognize and fully understand "exposure to potential crashes". These very words point toward a proactive approach to traffic crash problems. A dangerous situation on a roadway that might not have had any accidents in the past, does not mean that there will not be any in the future. Therefore, one must consider other variables besides past crash history in the assessment of potential risks. This paper discusses the uses of such objective and subjective parameters in the assessment of potential risk in a few communities in the State of Michigan, as well as policy and program oriented mitigation strategies.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 205-213

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1996 12:00AM