Development of Systemic Large Truck Safety Analyses

Texas has the highest number of fatal crashes involving large trucks in the US since 1994, and this number in 2012 grew by 82 percent from 299 crashes in 2009. Due to the size and weight, crashes involving large trucks are usually more destructive. Although there is a significant impact on Texas traffic safety, there has been less concern and fewer analyses on the risk factors of large truck-involved crashes, as well as the effectiveness of countermeasures. The goals of this research are to analyze the risk factors of large truck-involved crashes; recommend low-cost, high-effective countermeasures; as well as determine about how many large truck crashes can be reduced by specific countermeasure implementation. To achieve the research goals, the research team shall (1) conduct a crash data analysis to identify the crash hot spots and contributing factors to the large truck-involved crashes; (2) conduct a risk assessment in order to prioritize the risk factors; (3) survey truck drivers to validate the identified crash risk factors; (4) identify potential effective countermeasures for preventing large truck-involved crashes; and (5) conduct a cost-benefit analysis and recommend the most cost-effective countermeasures.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Odell, Wade

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas Southern University, Houston

    Center for Transportation Training and Research
    3100 Cleburne
    Houston, TX  United States  77004
  • Principal Investigators:

    Qi, Yi

  • Start Date: 20160110
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170430

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01618962
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6911
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 20 2016 12:24PM