Study on Motorcycle Safely in Negotiation with Horizontal Curves in Florida and Development or Crash Modification Factors

This project aims to identify the contributing factors to motorcycle crashes at horizontal curve segments for the development of effective countermeasures to reduce motorcycle crashes at horizontal curve segments of roadways. More specifically, the research objectives are: I) The research team will conduct a comprehensive analysis to identify "unsafe" factors that significantly increase the risk of motorcycle crashes and aggravate their injury-severity at horizontal curve segments in Florida. 2) The research team will develop motorcycle Crash Modification Factors/Functions (CMFs) to quantify the impacts of horizontal curvature and/or other factors. The developed CMFs will be compatible with the Highway Safety Manual. 3) The research team will conduct a preliminary assessment on the effectiveness of selected countermeasures, which have been implemented in Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7, in reducing the risk of curved-related motorcycle crashes, especially fatalities. 4) The team will develop recommendations on effective countermeasures to improve motorcycle safety at horizontal curve segments, including motorcycle-optimized horizontal curve designs and traffic controls. The recommendations can be used to update The Florida Greenbook , FDOT Plans Preparation Manual, or other standards.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $124791
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV25 977-21

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Provenzano, Joel

      El-Urfali, Alan

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of South Florida, Tampa

      Center for Urban Transportation Research
      3650 Spectrum Boulevard
      Tampa, FL  United States  33612-9446
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wang, Zhenyu

    • Start Date: 20151019
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01579929
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV25 977-21
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 28 2015 9:54AM