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Title: Crash Causal Factors and Countermeasures for High-Risk Locations on Multi-Lane Primary Highways in Virginia
Contact: Michael D. Fontaine
Associate Director for Safety, Operations, and Traffic Engineering
Project No.: 85367
Target Date: 03/16/2009

The purpose of this study is to conduct a detailed analysis of crashes on high risk locations of multi-lane primary highways.  The specific objectives are:

(i) Identify the major causal factors for crashes on multi-lane primary roads
(ii) Develop appropriate equation relating crashes to the causal factors identified and
(iii) Develop appropriate countermeasures 

The scope of this research will be limited to:
•  Multi-lane primary highways in Virginia
•  Locations with high crash rates

     Nicholas J. Garber
     Young-Jun Kweon
     Chase R. Buchanan