Safety Analysis of School Zones along Two-Way, Two-Lane Highways

The purpose of this research is to determine the safety and effectiveness of school zones sited on two-way, two-lane highways throughout the state of Idaho.The primary objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of safety measures currently in place within school zones on state highways. This research project will perform a comprehensive safety analysis of school zones and the safety implications throughout Idaho along its two-way, two-lane highways. Existing practices related to speed zone implementation, signage, crosswalk installation, enforcement, and the use of technology to enhance the school zone environment will be examined in detail. Statewide accident information within these school zones will also be analyzed. This analysis will estimate and report on potential road safety issues and identify opportunities for improvements in safety for all road users, including school-aged children and drivers, and particularly during the morning arrival and afternoon dismissal time periods.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      RP 254

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Idaho Transportation Department

      P.O. Box 7129, 3311 West State Street
      Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129
    • Project Managers:

      Tomlinson, John

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Idaho, Moscow

      Social Science Research Unit
      College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
      Moscow, Idaho  United States  83844
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chang, Kevin

    • Start Date: 20151201
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180331
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01596603
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Idaho Transportation Department
    • Contract Numbers: RP 254
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 21 2016 1:36PM