SAFETY EVALUATION OF PRIORITY TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH-OCCUPANCY VEHICLES
Priority treatments for high-occupancy vehicles (HOV) can introduce new safety problems due to operational or geometric modifications. At the same time, they can reduce the accident potential by improving overall traffic operations. The research focused on five major areas of HOV projects: (1) an examination of the pertinent accident rates, (2) an analysis of causative factors influencing safety, (3) an identification of difficult maneuvers and potential safety problems. (4) the development of recommendations to improve safety, and (5) a review of the legal authority and legal liability issues faced by HOV projects.
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- Prepared in cooperation with Florida Univ., Gainesville. Transportation Research Center.
Beiswenger, Hoch and Associates1190 NE 163rd Street
Miami Beach, FL United States 33162
University of Florida, GainesvilleTransportation Research Center, P.O. Box 116580
Gainesville, FL United States 32611-6580
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Miller, C
- Deuser, R B
- Wattleworth, J
- Wallace, C
- Publication Date: 1979-2
- Pagination: 194 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash investigation; Crash rates; Evaluation; Freeways; Highway traffic; Legal factors; Prevention; Ramps; Safety; Systems analysis; Toll roads; Traffic engineering; Traffic safety; Urban transportation; Vehicle safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Occupancy
- Old TRIS Terms: Vehicular safety; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00198274
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-79- 59 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9182
- Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM