Develop a policy to address the risk of rear-end crashes on high-speed rural road

Sondhi, Ankit (2017) Develop a policy to address the risk of rear-end crashes on high-speed rural road. [USQ Project]


Rear-end crashes are one of the most common crash types occurring on South Australian roads resulting in high insurance claims and costs. The intention of this research was the development and construction of a desktop decision risk rating tool, that could be utilised by traffic practitioners, to proactively identify high-risk rural intersections. The purpose of the tool is to prioritise and suggest possible cost-effective road safety treatments that may help reduce occurrences of rear-end accidents. The outcome of this work has resulted in a tool that is functionally operational and that provides a prioritised listing of intersection candidates for further overall assessment by traffic practitioners.

Following a wide-ranging literature review, a list of contributing factors together with a suite of cost-effective countermeasures, and some innovative road based safety treatments was identified. Rear end crash data for South Australia, between 2006-2015 was obtained together with ancillary data required for computation of 14 variables with associated weighting factors being required for the functionality of the tool.

The objective of this research, in principle has been met and a decision tool has been created that may assist traffic practitioners to make reductions in labour costs and travel time, through a desktop analysis of candidate sites requiring possible road safety treatments.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Devine, Jo
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 01:12
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 01:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: rear-end crashes; high speed; rural road

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