Evaluation of Methods to Limit the Time Taken to Investigate Crash Sites

Highway crashes have significant direct and indirect costs associated with them. Substantial sources of indirect costs are the congestion and delays that result from lane blockages or road closures while the crash is being investigated and the site cleared. In many cases, vehicles could be moved and roadways reopened very quickly, but this does not occur because of the need (or perceived need) to conduct a detailed investigation of the crash scene. The objective of this study was to identify opportunities to reduce the time required to investigate and clear crash scenes. This project includes a review of state and national best practices with a specific, detailed examination of the use of photogrammetry for reconstruction. Recommendations are presented to reduce the time taken to investigate crash sites.

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    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Kentucky Transportation Center
    College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Walton, Jennifer R
    • Barrett, Monica L
    • Agent, Kenneth R
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Pagination: 70p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01011125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KTC-05-15/SPR280-04-1F
  • Contract Numbers: SPR-280-04
  • Created Date: Dec 5 2005 1:57PM