This examination of the utility of the traffic-conflict technique includes an evaluation of previous studies and a discussion of recent results of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) study. The FHWA study attempts to develop a rigorous experimental design by using traffic conflicts as the basic response variable to measure the effectiveness of implementing various access-control techniques. Although some of the studies conclude that the traffic-conflict technique is a reliable tool for predicting accident potential, these conclusions are not well supported. The concept of conflict analysis should not be abondoned, however, but a more rigorous data base should be acquired before the reliability and utility of conflict analysis can be assured. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 32-38
  • Monograph Title: Evaluation of transportation operational improvements
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  • Accession Number: 00170562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026555
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM