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Rural

Rural Speed Safety Pilot Project

 

Overview

Current crash prediction methods, such as those in the first edition of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) use traffic volume data along with geometric characteristics to predict the annual average crash frequency of roadway segments and intersections. One limitation of the HSM is the omission of speed-related factors from all aspects of safety predictive methods. Recent research has made little substantive progress in incorporating speed-related factors into crash...