One category of traffic accidents that has received increased attention in recent years is the collision of a single-vehicle, fixed-object (SVFO) accidents constitute approximately 17 percent of all reported accidents, and the probability of occupant injury in these accidents is significatly higher than is the probability for the complementary set of accidents. In an effort to develop cost-effective solutions to this problem, the Maryland Department of Transportation sponsored a study of these collisions on state-administered roads other than freeways. The objective of the study was to identify and quantify the parameters associated with SVFO accident severity and probability and to incorporate them into a hazard model. Among the parameters considered were the degree to which a particular object results in injury to vehicle occupants (severity index), the probability of impact, speed limit, and traffic volume.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 50-53
  • Monograph Title: Traffic control devices, visibility and geometrics
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028264
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM