Instrumented Roadways for Speeding-related Problems

This project is a naturalistic study of speed management program efforts to reduce speeding-related safety problems in a medium sized city or county (approximate population of 150,000 to 500,000) with a dedicated traffic law enforcement division. After recruiting an appropriate site with a speeding problem, traffic measurement devices will be deployed to collect traffic speed data on various road types in the participating jurisdiction, including the road sections with speeding-related problems, control road segments and potential spill-over roads. Data will be collected on both the instrumented roadway sections and traffic enforcement activities throughout the project. After a 90-day baseline data collection period, the data will be shared in real time with the enforcement agency to use in their speed management efforts. These speed management efforts will be determined by the participating jurisdiction. The Contractor shall observe and collect data in order to evaluate how the data is used to deploy resources and address the speeding-related problems in the jurisdiction for one year. After completion of the naturalistic observation study of the speed management program, an evaluation of a yet-to-be-determined speeding countermeasure will also be conducted. In addition, an independent analysis of traffic speeds and enforcement levels on the targeted roadways will be conducted to examine the relationship of speeding, traffic volume, and crashes at those sites and to ascertain optimal levels of enforcement for reducing speeding and speeding-related crashes for those locations.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $556,401
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH22-14-C-00399

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Atkins, Randolph

    • Performing Organizations:

      ToXcel, LLC

      7140 Heritage Village Plaza
      Gainesville, VA  United States  20155
    • Start Date: 20140930
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Speeding

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01624568
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-14-C-00399
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 30 2017 4:15PM