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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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Florida Univ., Gainesville. Transportation Research Center.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Beiswenger, Hoch and Associates

    1190 NE 163rd Street
    Miami Beach, FL  United States  33162

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Transportation Research Center, P.O. Box 116580
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611-6580

    Federal Highway Administration

    Traffic Systems Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Miller, C
    • Deuser, R B
    • Wattleworth, J
    • Wallace, C
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Pagination: 194 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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