Automated Analysis of High Accident Locations

by King K. Mak, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, USA,
T. Chira-Chavala, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, USA,
Barbara A. Hilger, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment


Identification of high accident locations and associated accident causative factors as well as determination and evaluation of appropriate remedial measures at these sites are continuing functions of transportation engineers. This paper reports on two computer programs developed by TTI for the Texas SDHPT. The first program, known as the 'WINDOW' program, is designed for use on mainframe computers to identify and rank high accident locations. The microcomputer program is being field tested with a small number of sites in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas. A number of improvements are planned for the program and other changes may be identified from the field tests.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Automation | Accidents | Computer analysis | Computer software | Traffic accidents | Remediation | Site investigation | Texas | United States

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