Wrong-Way Driving Solutions, Policy, and Guidance

The objective of this research is to develop a handbook for practitioners implementing traditional and advanced safety countermeasures to achieve reductions in wrong-way driving (WWD) incidents and crashes on roadways.   The handbook should address areas of interest such as, but not limited to, the following: (1) Assessing data and findings from previous WWD studies (including international sources) to quantify crash characteristics, identify countermeasures, assess their effectiveness, and identify gaps in the research; (2) Retrofitting existing facilities and design of new facilities (e.g., interchanges, frontage roads, mainlines, ramps) to reduce the likelihood of WWD incidents and crashes; (3) Evaluating (e.g., effectiveness, maintenance, performance, and life cycle cost) current and emerging technologies and practices to reduce WWD incidents and crashes; (4) Identifying best practices, standard operating procedures, design criteria, justifications, performance measures, protocols, and traffic management center operations currently used to address WWD; (5) Exploring relationships between WWD incidents and crashes and developing Crash Modification Factors or other evaluation factors for assessing countermeasures; (6) Developing typical application sheets for WWD treatments and a sample investigation checklist for WWD incidents and crashes; and (7) Developing methods of data collection to uniformly identify, investigate, and report WWD incidents and crashes.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $600000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-135

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Start Date: 20181231
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01669535
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-135
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 2018 3:07PM