EVALUATION OF COLLISION RATE TRENDS ON DAYLIGHT HEADLIGHT SECTIONS IN CALIFORNIA

The study presented in this report consists of two main parts. The first part compares frequencies, rates, and severity of daylight traffic collisions experienced on six daylight headlight sections (DHS) three years before and after they were established. This portion of the study also evaluates the effects of traffic flow characteristics, geographic location, and climatic factors on the safety improvement likely to be gained on two-lane rural conventional highways due to establishment of DHS and subsequent use of daytime running light (DRL). The second part compares trends in daytime crash and severity rates for five two-lane DHS with the corresponding average rates for five two-lane rural conventional highways state-wide during the same ten-year period (1982-1991).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Color illustrations reproduced in black and white.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Business and Transportation Agency

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Motumah, L K
  • Publication Date: 1996-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 191 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA-TO-96-1,, REPT-51-366-936174
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1997 12:00AM