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Passing Zone Behavior and Sight Distance on Rural Highways: Evaluation of Crash Risk and Safety under Different Geometric Conditions
To determine the effect of horizontal curvature, vertical curvature, and guardrails on driver passing behavior, a combination of field data collection and a driving simulator in a controlled environment were used. Field sites were identified along areas of concern to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities: ...
Mixed-Use Safety on Rural Facilities in the Pacific Northwest
In the United States, one in 12 households does not own a personal automobile, and approximately 13 percent of those who are old enough to drive do not. Trips by these individuals are being made in many other possible modes, creating the need to “share space” among many forms of travel. The goal of this project was to ...
Mitigation of Lane Departure Crashes in the Pacific Northwest through Coordinated Outreach
In the United States, lane departure crashes represent the majority of the fatalities that occur on roadways. In addition to infrastructure changes, public service announcements (PSAs) are an option to influence the travelling public to drive more safely. PSAs can be used to target specific audiences and inform them about ...