Wrong-Way Driving Entry Points on interstate highways Using land-use Impact Assessment and 911 calls

The intense severity of wrong-way driving (WWD) accidents is alarming for traffic management agencies and incentivizing the need for economical, convenient, and efficient management to ensure safety of motorists. Most of the WWD crashes are the result of intoxicated driving, where the driver out of consciousness takes the wrong entrance to highway and put other motorists into a life-threating danger. This study aims to identify WWD entry points of urban highway ramps and develop an analysis methodology. The methodology examines the origin and driving behavior of impaired drivers by utilizing a land-use impact assessment (alcohol-serving establishments (ASE) proximity to exit ramps) and 911 call and crash database. These entry points will help traffic control agencies to apply cost-effective countermeasures for detecting WWD in real time. Even though there are established WWD countermeasures exist in Bexar County highway such as- WWD sign, those countermeasures are not sufficient to solve the problem of WWD. The outcome of this research is to assist DOTs to reduce the number of WWD incidents in state highways. It will help the authorities to geolocate the potential hotspots of WWD in a specific region in which they can implement the warning WWD sensor countermeasure and alarm the motorists in their opposite way and call for law enforcement to intervene. Also, it will provide effective countermeasures that can be implemented region-wide and state-wide particularly at hot-spots zones with frequent incidents of WWD events.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 22MUTSA68


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $120001
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Mousa, Momen

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas at San Antonio

    One UTSA Circle
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78249
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dessouky, Samer

  • Start Date: 20220401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01844947
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 9 2022 6:12AM