Identify locations subject to nighttime crashes. Examples are developing and using screening and systemic crash analysis tools to identify locations, providing additional roadway delineation, and providing roadway lighting.
- Develop a program analogous to the TxDOT Wet Surface Condition Reduction Program (formerly the Wet Weather Accident Reduction Program) specific to nighttime crashes.
- Encourage the use of network screening techniques, such as those outlined in the Highway Safety Manual (HSM), to identify locations with high rates of nighttime crashes. This includes two components:
- Identify and publicize existing training materials regarding HSM usage.
- Develop new training materials as needed to specifically address nighttime crashes.
- Automate the network screening process via a Microsoft Excel macro or other software tool.
- Apply a systemic process to diminish relying on the public to identify traffic safety issues.
TxDOT; research agency or university; city or county project managers; advisors; and safety contractors
Medium (need to tailor existing software to do what is needed)
- Dedicated champions.
- Buy-in from participating agencies.
- Developing a simple yet reliable automated system.
- Obtaining sufficient funding for development.
- Obtaining sufficient funding for countermeasure implementation.