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Accession Number PB2012-112266
Title Development of Analysis Methods Using Recent Data. The Second Strategic Highway Research Program.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 100p
Personal Author G. Davis J. Hourdos
Abstract A large component of the safety research undertaken in the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) is aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities that result from highway crashes. Through a naturalistic driving study (NDS) involving more than 3,000 volunteer drivers, SHRP 2 expects to learn more about how individual driver behavior interacts with vehicle and roadway characteristics. In anticipation of the large volume of data to be collected during the SHRP 2 NDS, several projects were undertaken to demonstrate that it is possible to use existing NDS data and data from other sources to further the understanding of the risk factors associated with road crashes. More specifically, the four projects conducted under the title Development of Analysis Methods Using Recent Data examined the statistical relationship between surrogate measures of collisions (conflicts, critical incidents, near collisions, or roadside encroachment) and actual collisions. This report presents the results of one of these projects, undertaken by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Keywords Driver behavior
Highway transportation
Human factors
Motor vehicle accidents
Research programs
Risk factors
Safety analysis
Traffic safety

Source Agency National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
Corporate Author Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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