Development of SC Databases and Calibration Factors for the Highway Safety Manual (HSM)

This research will enable the compilation of databases and development of calibration factors for use across the state of South Carolina. Calibration factors will be developed for three distinct areas within the state - coastal areas, midlands, and the upstate. Each of these areas has different terrain, weather patterns, and traffic patterns and these variations are expected to produce varying calibration factors. This research will allow the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to confidently use the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) with expectations that the resulting predictions are going to be a fair estimate of the effects of safety improvements in the state.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $181,020.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    SPR No. 712

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    South Carolina Department of Transportation

    955 Park Street
    P.O. Box 191
    Columbia, SC  United States  29202-0191

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Clemson University

    College of Engineering and Science
    109 Riggs Hall, Box 340901
    Clemson, SC  United States  29631-0901
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ogle, Jennifer

  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35542

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495486
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: South Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: SPR No. 712
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2013 1:00AM