Use of SHRP2 NDS Data to Evaluate Roadway Departure Characteristics

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

12/01/14

END DATE

11/30/15

FOCUS AREAS

Safety

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

Federal Highway Administration Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding
Iowa Department of Transportation

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Shauna Hallmark

Director, InTrans

Principal Investigator
Omar Smadi

Director, CTRE

About the research

The Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) data provides a unique opportunity to evaluate the relationship between driver and roadway characteristics in a manner not previously possible. These data provide a detailed record of driver and roadway characteristics during actual crashes/near-crashes as well as providing a snapshot of normal driving behavior.

This study will use the SHRP2 NDS and accompanying Roadway Information Database (RID) with a focus on speed and distraction from the perspective of the driver and roadway geometry and countermeasures from the perspective of the roadway.

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