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Effects of Roadway Segment Alignments and Locations on Rural Two-Lane Highway Crash Rates
Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, China.
Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, China.
Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, China.
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents: Beijing, China. 15-17 May 2013, Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the effects of road segment alignment and location on rural two-lane highway crash rates by taking the mileage of segment types into consideration. Roadway segments are classified and redefined according to the segment alignment and location. The definitions of crash rates in terms of segment alignment and location are presented respectively. The study gathers crash data and the roadway geometric information of rural two-lane highways in southwest of China and crash rates of each segment type are proposed by utilizing the proposed definitions. The result indicates that gentle-slope & sharp-curve segments and intersections tend to have extremely higher crash rates than the other types of segments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2013.
Keyword [en]
Rural road, Alignment, Accident rate, Location, Classification
National Category
Infrastructure Engineering
Research subject
80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 82 Road: Geometric design and traffic safety; X RSXC
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-7321OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-7321DiVA: diva2:758765
Conference
16th International Conference Road Safety on Four Continents. Beijing, China (RS4C 2013). 15-17 May 2013
Available from: 2014-10-28 Created: 2014-10-28 Last updated: 2014-10-28Bibliographically approved

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