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Exploring the Relationship between the Geometric Design Consistency and Safety in Rural Single Carriageways in the UK

Lookup NU author(s): Ahmed Hashim, Roger Bird


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Exploring the factors that may affect road safety and trying to modify these factors for safety improvements has been, for many years, a high priority for highway authorities. One of the factors that is believed to have a major effect in road safety is the geometric design consistency, especially for single rural carriageways. Rural single carriageways, in most highway networks, represent an important component and also exhibit more accidents than other roads. Although the concept of highway design consistency emerged more than ten years ago in North America and some European Countries, no recent research appears to have been done to date in the UK. The goal of this research is to establish the nature of the relationship between consistency measures and geometric characteristics of roads in the UK, as these relationships have been established in the North America and some European countries, as well as to explore the relationship between the geometric design consistency measures and road safety for UK roads.

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Author(s): Hashim IH, Bird RN

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Unknown

Conference Name: 36th Annual Conference, Universities’ Transport Study Group

Year of Conference: 2004

Pages: 5C1-12