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The Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) is a suite of software analysis tools for evaluating safety and operational effects of geometric design decisions on highways.
IHSDM is a decision-support tool. It provides estimates of a highway design's expected safety and operational performance and checks existing or proposed highway designs against relevant design policy values. IHSDM results support decision making in the highway design process. Intended users include highway project managers, designers, and traffic and safety reviewers in State and local highway agencies and engineering consulting firms.
IHSDM currently includes six evaluation modules (Crash Prediction, Design Consistency, Intersection Review, Policy Review, Traffic Analysis, and Driver/Vehicle). This Web site summarizes the capabilities and applications of the IHSDM evaluation modules. It also provides a library of the research reports documenting their development.
Now Available: The IHSDM - HSM Predictive Method 2010 Release (version 6.0.0, July 15, 2010)
The IHSDM - HSM Predictive Method 2010 Release (version 6.0.0, July 15, 2010) may be downloaded free-of-charge at http://www.ihsdm.org. User technical support is also available free-of-charge. An IHSDM Training Course is available through the FHWA's National Highway Institute.
IHSDM development is coordinated with two related initiatives: the Highway Safety Manual, developed by the Transportation Research Board and published by AASHTO; and the SafetyAnalyst, developed by FHWA and now available as AASHTOWare.