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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Developing Crash Modification Factors for Wrong-Way-Driving Countermeasures

Publication Information

Publication Type:
Report
Publication Number:
FHWA-HRT-22-115
Abstract:

This report documents the evaluated safety effectiveness of wrong-way-driving (WWD) crash countermeasures at freeway ramps and frontage roads. This study focused on the safety effectiveness of geometric features, access management strategies, and traffic control devices (TCDs) from various sites in Texas and in Florida. The analysis found statistically significant crash modification factors (CMFs) for each countermeasure type. The economic evaluation of the countermeasures determined moderate B/C ratios with values greater than 1.0. These study results may be of interest to roadway safety professionals, State and local engineers, and planners responsible for the design, operation, and maintenance of facilities that may have crash risks for WWD.

 

Recommended citation: Federal Highway Administration, Developing Crash Modification Factors for Wrong-Way-Driving Countermeasures (Washington, DC: 2023) https://doi.org/10.21949/1521945

Publishing Date:
November 2023
Posting Date:
Digital Object Identifier:
https://doi.org/10.21949/1521945
Author(s):
Avelar, Raul (ORCID: 0000-0002-3962-1758)
Kutela, Boniphace (ORCID: 0000-0002-5450-1623)
Finley, Melisa
Publishing Office:
Office of Safety and Operations Research and Development
FHWA Program(s):
Safety
AMRP Program(s):
Safety
FHWA Activities:
Development of Crash Modification Factors Program
Evaluation of Low Cost Safety Improvements Pooled Fund Study
Subject Area:
Research