The method of systematically observing traffic conflicts in order that accident black spots in the street network may be discovered (Traffic Conflicts Technique), which was developed in the U.S.A., was applied to German conditions and tested at three signal-controlled intersections each in two large cities of the Federal Republic of Germany. For this purpose, the conflict types to be identified were defined for both the intersection area proper and the approach areas. In order to be able to analyze the relationship between accidents and conflicts, a systematic assignment system to link conflicts and their causes was developed for inclusion in the official records of accident causes. Before the field observations were actually started, the persons charged with the job of traffic observation were trained by means of a new training program especially developed for this purpose. For some traffic situations, the investigation demonstrated relatively close relationships between the types of conflicts observed and the corresponding accidents recorded by the police at the intersections mentioned. /Author/

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    Federal Institute of Road Research, Germany

    Bruhlerstrasse 1, Postfach 510530
    D-5000 Cologne 51,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Erke, H von
    • Zimolong, B
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00178420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 15 Monog Ser.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM