COST/BENEFIT OPTIMIZATION FOR THE REDUCTION OF ROADWAY ENVIRONMENT CAUSE TRAGEDIES

The results are documented of the application of CORRECT (Cost/Benefit Optimization for the Reduction of Roadway Environment Caused Tragedies) system. The applications were made in connection with the Section 209 funds made available by the Federal-Aid Highway Safety Act (1973). The accident records data base processed through the Accident Identification Modulus (AIM) are used to determine high accident locations. This is followed by the accident investigation. Patterns and causes are sought even prior to investigation. The result of the investigation is the HALIForm (High Accident Location Investigation Form) which quantifies the four factors at each location required to obtain optimal allocation: accident frequency; severity; cost of counter measures and the effect of countermeasures on frequency and severity. The Accident Counter Countermeasure Evaluation System is used to perform a before and after study. The benefits obtained by using this system are estimated. By considering both absolute and relative cost/benefit ratios, insight can be obtained into making a proper decision on funding.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Alabama State Highway Department

    Traffic Engineering Section, 11 South Union St.
    Montgomery, AL  USA  36104
  • Authors:
    • Brown, D B
    • Colson Jr, C W
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM