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Title:Investigation of Contributing Factors Regarding Wrong-Way Driving on Freeways, Phase II
Contributor(s):Zhou, Huaguo; Pour-Rouholamin, Mahdi
Subject(s):wrong-way driving
contributing factors
traffic safety
Abstract:In the second phase of this project, two major tasks were completed: (1) organizing a national wrong-way driving (WWD) summit and (2) developing guidelines for reducing WWD on freeways. The first national WWD summit was held in Edwardsville, Illinois, on July 18 and 19, 2013. The conference proceedings were published by the Illinois Center for Transportation in 2014. An executive summary on the findings and survey results from the summit are included in this report. Guidelines for reducing WWD on freeways were published in 2014 as another important outcome of Phase II for this project. The guidelines include four chapters: introduction, traffic control devices, geometric designs, and advanced technologies. A 4-hour training course was then developed based on the guidelines. A pilot training was conducted on March 26, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. The participants’ comments and evaluation results are summarized in this report. The final training materials, comprising instructor’s notes and a student handbook, are submitted with this final report. In addition, another major task was to identify and develop a methodology to evaluate implemented WWD strategies by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The additional 2-year WWD crash data (2012–2013) were collected to conduct a before-and-after study. The preliminary results showed that the number of WWD crashes declined after implementation of the countermeasures. Because most of the countermeasures were implemented in early 2014, additional after-implementation crash data are recommended for a more comprehensive evaluation of different countermeasures.
Issue Date:2015-09
Publisher:Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation
Citation Info:Zhou, Huaguo, and Pour-Rouholamin, Mahdi. 2015. Investigation of Contributing Factors Regarding Wrong-Way Driving on Freeways, Phase II. A report of the findings of ICT-R27-090, Phase II. Illinois Center for Transportation Series No. 15-016. Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-15-016. Illinois Center for Transportation, Rantoul, IL.
Series/Report:Illinois Center for Transportation Series No. 15-016; FHWA-ICT-15-016
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Illinois Department of Transportation, R27-090
Rights Information:No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-11-11

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