Micro-Analysis of Collisions in Crash Clusters: Creating Crash Patterns and Conducting a Driver Simulation Study

One of the studies that were conducted in the first phase of funding by the Center was titled “Analyzing Crash Clusters Near Senior Destination Sites Using a GIS Approach”. Using the geographic information system (GIS) shapefiles for the elderly crashes, the study identified high crash clusters for 10 counties in Florida, most of which were listed as priority counties by the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition. This proposed study is the second phase which is intended to use the results of phase 1 in conducting an in-depth crash study in a crash by crash basis (microanalysis) in order to develop elderly crash patterns, create possible countermeasures, and examine the effectiveness of those countermeasures by using a driving simulator approach. The findings of this study will assist state and local safety officials in their strategic planning efforts for developing appropriate intervention and prevention programs for various roadway conditions in order to improve safety and enhance mobility for aging road users.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $222400
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Office of the Secretary
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida State University, Tallahassee

      217 Westcott Building
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32306-
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sando, Thobias

    • Start Date: 20150105
    • Expected Completion Date: 20160805
    • Actual Completion Date: 20161229
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Subprogram: Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01604538
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jul 1 2016 12:51PM