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).
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California Business and Transportation Agency1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA United States 95814
- Motumah, L K
- Publication Date: 1996-6
- Pagination: 191 p.
- TRT Terms: Crashes; Daylight; Daytime running lamps; Headlamps; Statistics; Traffic flow; Trend (Statistics)
- Old TRIS Terms: Collision statistics; Daylight headlight sections
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I82: Accidents and Transport Infrastructure;
- 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