Effect of Primary and Secondary Crashes: Identification, Visualization and Prediction

This project proposes to develop individual models for incident duration, secondary crash occurrence, associated delays, and queue length and apply those to one or two urban cities in Tennessee(TN). The project will also propose a framework for the development of an online Hot Spot Visual Tool (HSVT) to identify most hazardous locations or hot spots and a crash identification toolbox (CIT) to obtain specifics of primary and secondary crashes from archived crash data. In combination, the proposed three models can help in predicting short-term primary and secondary crash durations, the probable occurrence of secondary crashes, delay and associated queue length. The scope of the project will also include identification of hotspots and provide strategies to improve truck operations against accidents.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $150000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Memphis

    Memphis, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mishra, Sabyasachee

  • Start Date: 20140101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20141231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38063

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543593
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC19
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 19 2014 1:00AM