Investigation of Contributing Factors of Wrong-Way Driving on Freeways

A brief review of data from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Safety Datamart reveals that there were 40 fatal and A-injury crashes related to the wrong-way driving errors on freeways for the most recent five years of reporting (2004 through 2008 inclusive). To reduce wrong-way driving related crashes, this research project includes six main tasks: literature review, data collection, data analysis, identifying contributing factors, developing countermeasures, and identifying at-risk locations.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $474938.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Performing Organizations:

      Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

      Department of Civil Engineering
      Campux Box 1800 Building, Room 2056
      Edwardsville, IL  United States  62026-1800
    • Principal Investigators:

      Vaughn, Brent

      Fries, Ryan

      Zhou, Huaguo

    • Start Date: 20100701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150929
    • Source Data: RiP Project 28638

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480024
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-90
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2013 1:01AM