Engineers and practitioners at the State and Local levels are responsible for making decisions about improvements that may be most effective in reducing crashes and injuries at a particular roadway location. This session will feature two presentations on this topic. The first presentation will provide an overview of a tool called as the Crash Modification Factor Clearinghouse that is being maintained by the Highway Safety Research Center. This tool provides practitioners with information about the safety benefit that may be expected from a particular roadway improvement. The second presentation is about the concept of systemic safety improvements. This presentation will focus on identifying low-cost roadway improvements that can implemented systemwide rather than for particular roadway segments.
HSRC’s Work to Improve Tools and Methods for Reducing Traffic Crashes and Injuries
Thursday October 22, 11 a.m.
Presented by: Dr. Taha Saleem and Libby Thomas, UNC Highway Safety Research Center