Road accident "black spots "are locations which attract more accidents by comparison with other similar locations on the road system, or locations which have an accident number and/or rate greater than a defined minimum. Black spots may be intersections, long lengths of road, or very short sections of road which may have features such as bridges. The objective of identifying accident black spots is to establish a systematic and logical basis for indicating any need for safety improvements involving the construction, operation or maintenance of road facilities. In this paper, the different techniques of accident black spot identification are reviewed, and appropriate procedures are recommended for various circumstances. The paper includes comment on certain methods of collecting data for the identification of potential black spots using techniques which do not rely on recorded accidents.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 339-246

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM