Wrong-Way Crash Prevention on Arizona's Highways

Crashes caused by wrong-way driving (WWD) on highways are of increasing concern to the public, the media, and the government. Such crashes often occur at high speeds are are difficult for right-way drivers to avoid. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has made progress in developing detection and warning systems for wrong-way driving, having deployed a pilot system along 15 miles of Interstate 17 in Phoenix. The system shows promise in detecting wrong-way drivers and warning the public, but does not stop a vehicle from entering the highway from the wrong direction. Appropriate technologies for stopping vehicles from driving the wrong way are likely to be complex and based on multi-phased research. This study will advance the state of knowledge as a first step toward safely stopping WWD and preventing crashes. The study will give ADOT a better understanding of products, technologies, and practices for stopping wrong-way vehicles. The study also will determine the extent of compatibility with ADOT's existing detection/warning system. This understanding will help ADOT determine future steps.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $199,730
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR-770

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

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

      Arizona Department of Transportation Research Center

      206 S. 17th Avenue
      ADOT Research Center
      Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007
    • Managing Organizations:

      Arizona Department of Transportation Research Center

      206 S. 17th Avenue
      ADOT Research Center
      Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007
    • Project Managers:

      Stone, William

    • Performing Organizations:

      CivTech Inc.

      10605 N. Hayden Rd., Suite 140
      Scottsdale, AZ  United States  85260
    • Principal Investigators:

      Scutari, Shannon

    • Start Date: 20191105
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01690622
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-770
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2019 12:13PM