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Accession Number PB2014-101761
Title Developing Louisiana Crash Reduction Factors, Tech Summary.
Publication Date Oct 2013
Media Count 2p
Personal Author X. Sun
Abstract Although, like the rest of the country, Louisiana has made great strides in reducing the number of crashes, particularly fatal crashes, in recent years, our fatal crash rate of 1.56 is still higher than the national average of 1.10 in 2010. The vision of Louisiana Strategic Highway Safety Plan (LSHSP) is to reach Destination Zero Deaths on Louisiana roadways, which calls to cut the fatalities by half by 2030. To reach such a hefty goal, a list of actions is proposed aiming to reduce crashes and crash severities in all 4E aspects: engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency service. As it has been long recognized, the effectiveness of a crash countermeasure may vary from state to state because of the differences in road user behavior and travel environment, as well as the quality and sources of research used to determine the crash reduction factor (CRF). Not all CRFs listed in the FHWA desktop references clearly related to particular situations in Louisiana. There is a need to compile and present crash countermeasures in a way that would make it easier for LADOTD engineers and planners to apply a CRF for a given situation.
Keywords Accident reduction
Crash reduction factors(CRFs)
Driver behavior
Highway engineering
Highway safety
Motor vehicle accidents
Traffic safety
Transportation planning

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Tech summary.
NTIS Issue Number 1407
Contract Number N/A

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