Characterizing Curve Crashes in Florida

The purpose of this research is to characterize the curve crashes in Florida. This research will provide the State Safety Office with the overview of curve safety performance in Florida statewide. Based on the current curve safety performance in Florida, the research will propose systemic safety analysis of characterizing curve crashes for all roads, identifying contributing factors for curve crashes, developing safety performance functions (SPFs) for curves, which can be used as a guide to prioritize the most high-risk locations for curve improvements. The application of the research will contribute to a better understanding of curve safety issues in Florida and inform transportation engineers and planners to select proper countermeasures and target resources more effectively.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $250000
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV31 977-135

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Giroux, Rupert

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida

      207 Grinter Hall
      PO Box 115500
      Gainesville, Florida  United States  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      Bejleri, Ilir

    • Start Date: 20200618
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220831
    • Actual Completion Date: 20221019

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01744704
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV31 977-135
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 7 2020 2:51PM