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Driver Behavior on Horizontal Curves Pilot Study

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-11-0106
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2011
End Date: 
Saturday, June 30, 2012
FHWA Program: 
Safety
FHWA Subprogram: 
Safety Design and Operations
FHWA Activity: 
Local and Rural Roads
FHWA Topics: 
Safety--Local and Rural Road Safety
TRT Terms: 
Highway Curves; Rural Roads; Safety; Research; Driver Errors; Simulation
FHWA Discipline: 
Safety
TRB Subject Area: 
Safety and Human Factors

Contact Information

First Name: 
Brian
Last Name: 
Philips
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3468
Email Address: 
Team: 
Human Factors Team
Office:
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDS-30

Project Details

Project Description: 

The minisimulator will be used to perform an experimental evaluation determining the effect familiarity with roadway, inattention, being in a hurry, and other possible variables have on driver performance on rural two-lane roadways with horizontal curves.

Goals 

The key project objective is to gain a better understanding of critical precrash events occurring before run-off-road (ROR) crashes on rural two-lane roadways with horizontal curves.

Deliverables