Modeling Traffic Accidents at Signalized Intersections in the City of Norfolk, Virginia

The objective of the proposed research is to develop statistical predictive models for vehicular traffic accidents at signalized intersections in the City of Norfolk, VA. The current studies show that traffic accidents are largely caused due to traffic volume and driver actions. However, the reviewed literature indicates that intersection topography/design factors and traffic management rules may also contribute significantly to traffic accidents. A pilot study conducted in the City by Hampton University's Transportation Center in 2005-2006 showed that these factors contributed to the traffic accidents at signalized intersections. Hence, there is a need to conduct further investigation of these controllable factors that cause traffic accidents at the intersections. The proposed research will expand upon the work completed in the pilot study, in order to delineate significant controllable factors contributing to traffic accidents at signalized intersections in the City. The major deliverables from the proposed research will include the following: (1) A list of intersection topographical/design and traffic management factors which show significant correlation with the traffic accidents in the City. (2) A predictive statistical model for the traffic accident rate which would include the significant topographical/design and traffic management factors.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Research and Special Programs Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Eastern Seaboard Intermodal Transportation Applications Center

    Hampton University
    Hampton, VA  United States  23668
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dsouza, Kelwyn

    Maheshwari, Sharad

  • Start Date: 20081001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 19747

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464341
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Eastern Seaboard Intermodal Transportation Applications Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0029
  • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:40PM