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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-14-081    Date:  November 2014
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-081
Date: November 2014


Enhancing Statistical Methodologies For Highway Safety Research – Impetus From FHWA


A number of institutional suggestions, technical approach suggestions, and other considerations were identified during and following the technical experts meeting. On the basis of these suggestions, some future steps are outlined that might foster the effective implementation of the suggestions. The suggestions are categorized below as institutional or technical.

Institutional Suggestions

The following is a set of considerations for institutional initiatives to advance the development of new statistical methodologies that might improve how SPFs and CMFs are developed, by engaging researchers highly qualified in statistical methods, and by fostering high-level research in general:

Technical Approach Suggestions

Below is a summary of specific technical approaches that could be pursued in high-level research aimed at improving CMF and SPF estimation. Specifically, it is suggested that future researchers engage in the following:

Other Considerations

A number of items for potential DCMF program next steps were identified during and after the technical experts meeting. These are as follows:



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