January 7-11, 2018
Washington, D.C.
TRB 97th Annual Meeting
144B

Righting the Wrong-Way Driver: Generating Mitigation Measures for Wrong-Way Freeway Collisions (HF-B Ticket Required)

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Marriott Marquis
Michael Kuzel, 4M Consulting Group, LLC; John Kissinger, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on User Information Systems

Instances of wrong-way driving on freeways appear to have increased; frequently, the associated collisions result in severe injuries and fatalities. In addition to identification of the causal factors associated with driver decisions to enter the freeway counter to the flow of traffic, appropriate measures also are needed to alert other motorists and to achieve a predictable response. Addressing these challenges is critical for departments of transportation across the country. This workshop examines current practices and research on the topic.