Evaluation of Accident Countermeasure Viability

by Kenneth S. Opiela, JHK & Associates, Alexandria, VA, USA,
Charles V. Zegeer, JHK & Associates, Alexandria, VA, USA,
Michael J. Cynecki, JHK & Associates, Alexandria, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment

Abstract: Traffic and safety engineers are faced with the on-going challenge of maintaining acceptable levels of safety on the roads and streets under their jurisdictions. Generally, this challenge is major in scope and critical in terms of the societal costs of injuries and deaths on the highway system. Public agency efforts are often constrained by limited monetary, equipment, and manpower resources. Thus, it becomes important for traffic and safety engineers to maximize the effectiveness with which they analyze and remedy hazardous locations. This paper describes the application of a microcomputer as a tool for the evaluation and selection of countermeasures related to alleviating or minimizing accidents involving utility poles.

Subject Headings: Traffic safety | Power transmission poles | Highways and roads | Computer software | Social factors | Traffic analysis | Traffic accidents | Streets

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