Updating the Highway Safety Manual 2010 - Part C: Regional Consideration of the Rocky Mountains and Plain Regions

The main objectives of this research project are to: (1) identify limitations and possible improvements of the implementation of the first edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official's (AASHTO's) Highway Safety Manual (HSM) for the Rocky Mountains and Plain Regions; (2) calibrate Safety Performance Functions (SPF) by severity level and crash type for rural roadways taking into consideration the regional effect of low traffic volumes, roadway geometry, crash reporting thresholds and forms, weather conditions, driver population, and the increase in energy related activities.; (3) provide a description of the statistical and practical advantages and disadvantages of the methodology developed in the research and potential barriers to implementation; and to provide guidelines and recommendations for future research.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $147412
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    1000 E University Avenue, Department 3295
    Laramie, WY  United States  82071
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ahmed, Mohamed

    Ksaibati, Khaled

  • Start Date: 20130930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180517
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528063
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2014 1:00AM