Combined Behavioral/Engineering Approach to Preventing Highway Fatalities

The goal of Kentucky’s new Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is to prevent over 200 highway fatalities per year by 2024. Applying traditional, single-discipline approaches is not likely to produce this reduction. This project will investigate the potential of enhancing and/or combining engineering solutions with behavioral strategies (education/enforcement). The project’s first year will work toward development of a methodology. The second phase will pilot and test the methodology for Kentucky highway locations. Consideration will be given to specific geographic, temporal, and/or functional areas of the Kentucky highway system.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $160000
    • Contract Numbers:

      KYSPR 21-601

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Blandford, Ben

      Souleyrette, Sudhir

    • Start Date: 20200200
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200220
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01751315
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: KYSPR 21-601
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 3 2020 2:47PM