SCDOT Crash Analysis Using Precisely Geocoded Crashes

Recent research has shown that the new SCCATS has resulted in dramatically improved crash positioning that can facilitate broad-based statewide safety analysis. Currently, the SCDOT’s method for safety analysis is primarily through the Department’s Road Inventory Management System (RIMS). RIMS has extensive information, but is challenging as a primary tool for crash analysis of midblock segments. This research will use a fixed-length segmentation approach to identify the Top 500 midblock segments that have the highest crash incidents in the state. Each of the fixed length segments will be analyzed for potential counter measures using Crash Modification Factors developed in recent SCDOT research. Benefit-cost ratios will be identified for different alternatives. Research results will identify high crash patterns involving driveways and other access management issues and will be designed to work in conjunction with RIMS.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    SPR 734

  • 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

    110 Lowry Hall
    Box 340911
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sarasua, Wayne

  • Start Date: 20170911
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190311
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01661882
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: South Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: SPR 734
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2018 11:12AM