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Federal Highway Administration
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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Development of Crash Modification Factors (DCMF) program was established in 2012 to address highway safety research needs for evaluating new and innovative safety strategies (improvements) by developing reliable quantitative estimates of their effectiveness in reducing crashes.
Enhancing Statistical Methodologies for Highway Safety Research – Impetus from FHWA
This study was completed in March 2014 and will be published in the summer of 2014. The goal of this project was to:
Working toward these goals, the project team, in consultation with FHWA, planned a two-day technical experts (TE) meeting to bring together researchers from the road safety, statistics, and other statistics-related fields such as epidemiology, biostatistics, and agent-based models that have methodologies relevant to highway safety research applications. The meeting was arranged to work with attendees to identify applicable advanced methodologies and/or improve existing methodologies for the development of SPFs and CMFs.
This effort will be continued by followup studies, and by implementing a marketing, communication, and outreach plan (MCOP) targeting the statistician community for developing new expertise, technical tools, and innovative highway transportation specific methodologies.
CMF Needs Assessment (Ongoing)
The above study will be completed in June 2014, and its findings will be published in the summer of 2014.
The Enhancing Statistical Methodologies for Highway Safety Research – Impetus from FHWA was conducted to build a foundation for advancing highway safety research by finding new methodologies and improving the existing ones. This CMF needs assessment study presents the second step towards these goals. This effort is to conduct a gap analysis of CMFs, identify current and future research needs, and conduct a meeting for communicating to and with CMF stakeholders.
The objectives of the CMF needs assessment study are to: