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NCHRP Project 17-35: Evaluation of Safety Strategies at Signalized Intersections

 

 

Evaluations of Low Cost Safety Improvements Pooled Fund Study

 

A Guide for Reducing Crashes Involving Drowsy and Distracted Drivers (Volume 14)

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Strategies Objectives # Strategies
States Scores
Arizona1 California 2 Connecticut 2 Florida 2 Georgia 2 Indiana 2 Iowa 2 Kansas 2 Kentucky 2 Maryland 1 Massachusetts 2 Minnesota 2 Mississippi 2 Montana 1 New York 2 North Carolina 2 North Dakota 1 Oklahoma 2 Pennsylvania 1 South Carolina 2 South Dakota 1 Tennessee 1 Utah 2 Virginia 2 Unknown 2 Sum  Number of Votes  Score per Vote 
Make roadways safer for drowsy or distracted drivers
6.1 A1
Install shoulder and/or centerline rumble strips         5 5     4   4 3 5   3 5       4         3 41 10 4
6.1 A2
Implement other roadway improvements to reduce the likelihood and severity of run–off–road and/or head–on collisions     4   4 4   1       5 4     4       3     4   5 38 10 4
6.1 A3
Implement other roadway improvements to reduce the likelihood and severity of other types of distracted and drowsy driving crashes       3 4 3   2         3     3       2           20 7 3
Provide safe stopping and resting areas
6.1 B1
Improve access to safe stopping and resting area       4 1       2             2                 4 13 5 3
6.1 B2
Improve rest area security and services         1                   1 1   4         3     10 5 2
Increase driver awareness of the risks of drowsy and distracted driving and promote driver focus
6.1 C1
Conduct education and awareness campaigns targeting the general driving public       5 2           3                       5   2 17 5 3
6.1 C2
Visibly enforce existing statutes to deter distracted and drowsy driving          2       3       2                         7 3 2
Implement programs that target populations at increase risk of drowsy and distracted driving crashes
6.1 D1
Strengthen graduated driver licensing requirements for young novice drivers         5 2 4 5     2 5 4   5     5   5     1     43 11 4
6.1 D2
Incorporated information on distracted and fatigued driving into education programs and materials for young drivers       2 5 1                 4     2   1     2   1 18 8 2
6.1 D3
Encourage employers to offer fatigue management programs to employees working nighttime or rotating shifts       1 3     4     1                             9 4 2
6.1 D4
Enhance enforcement of commercial motor vehicle hours–of–service regulations         3   3 3 5   5   4   2                     25 7 4
6.1 D5
Encourage trucking companies and other fleet operators to implement fatigue management programs         2       1       4         3               10 4 3
6.1 D6
Implement targeted interventions for other high–risk populations         4   2           1         1               8 4 2
Comments
  Evaluating Non–infrastructure countermeasures may not be the most efficient use of the resources on this project. My understanding is we are focusing on data and crash analysis to determine infrastructure improvements focusing on the engineering side. The TAC consists of Engineers and as i agree Education, EMS and Enforcement is key, we should keep this project focused on engineering solutions         Proposed strategy: Cell phone safety research (Score 5)         Strategy #6.1 D1 is tried in Minnesota with no success to date                     This topic is a big deal for Utah Shoulder and/or centerline rumble strips are done