Use of SHRP2 NDS Data to Evaluate Roadway Departure Characteristics

Project Details
STATUS

In-Progress

START DATE

03/15/16

END DATE

02/28/18

FOCUS AREAS

Safety

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE, MTC
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Omar Smadi

Director, CTRE

Co-Principal Investigator
Shauna Hallmark

Director, InTrans

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 is using 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.


Funding Sources:
Iowa Department of Transportation ($525,000.00)
Midwest Transportation Center
USDOT/OST-R ($50,000.00)
Total: $575,000.00

Contract Number: DTRT13-G-UTC37

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