Researcher: John Mounce, Ph. D., P.E.
Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation
CTS researchers assisted TxDOT in evaluating safety improvement projects funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program. This included the assessment of safety benefits, crash reduction as well as verification and modification of crash reduction factors associated with individual safety improvement projects. Key efforts examined:
- Crash Types and Locations (run off road, head on, intersection, work zone and railway crossing safety)
- System Users (older drivers, teens, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and large trucks)
- User behavior (DWI/DUI, Speed, Restraint usage, aggressive driving, cell phone usage)
- System Administration (Crash records, E-911, Public awareness, policy maker awareness).