Development of Analytical Tools to Evaluate Road Departure Crashes Using Naturalistic Driving Study Data

The main goal of this research is to develop analytical relationships between roadway, environmental, vehicle, and human factors and road departure risk and outcome. This goal mirrors that of the SOI RFP which is to develop analytical methods which can be applied to the fully deployed SHRP II driving behavior and crash risk study and to demonstrate those methods using data from recent existing naturalistic driving field studies and other data sources. The focus of our research is to map the sequence of events leading to road departure incidents and crashes and quantify how roadway, environmental, vehicle, and human factors influence whether an incident occurs in the first place and how those factors affect subsequent events and final outcomes. To accomplish this, we plan to create analytical tools to develop exposure based risk measures using surrogate crash measures with driver, vehicle, roadway, and environmental as characteristics as the response variables.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Academy of Sciences

    500 5th Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Center for Transportation Research and Education
    2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Principal Investigators:

    Maze, Tom

    Hallmark, Shauna

  • Start Date: 20070302
  • Expected Completion Date: 20080229
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 14354

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460281
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Consortium
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:22PM