A Systemic Evaluation of Wrong Way Driving Crashes and Countermeasures on VDOT Roadways

This project aims to perform a systemic evaluation of wrong way driving (WWD) incidents, crash risks, and countermeasures on VDOT’s roadways. This study will assess the magnitude of WWD crashes in Virginia, including the number of injuries and fatalities. Also, the study will develop a toolbox of systemic WWD countermeasures that can be applied at typical interchange types found in Virginia, customized to Virginia’s design standards and needs, and a recommendation for prioritization of these systemic countermeasures similar to previous/ongoing VDOT efforts to deploy other systemic safety improvements. The results of the study may identify mitigation measures for WWD events that are compatible with the existing Virginia Intelligent Transportation System infrastructure. The scope will be limited to limited access highway ramps and interchanges and selected non-limited access divided highways.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $247089
    • Contract Numbers:

      121990

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Principal Investigators:

      Cho, Hyun

      Cottrell, Benjamin

      Robartes, Erin

    • Start Date: 20220625
    • Expected Completion Date: 20231031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01848626
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 121990
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 16 2022 9:55AM