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A Comprehensive Collision Prevention Approach for Rural Highway in Mountain Area

  • Fengchun Han
  • Dan ZhaoEmail author
  • Wen Shen
  • Sheqiang Ma
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 617)

Abstract

Many serious traffic collisions occur at rural highways in mountain area during the rapid urbanization in China, when traffic demands are large, vehicle composition is complicated. This brings tremendous pressure on transportation agencies. In order to improve safety performance of rural highways in mountain area of China, a comprehensive collision prevention approach was developed systematically. A case study regarding the effect of before-and-after implementation of this advanced collision prevention approach at Longyan, Fujian Province was conducted. It showed that highway risk level (HRL) evaluated through highway risk assessment method in the technical guide for the implementation of highway safety and life protection engineering was reduced from 19.09 to 7.59 with safety level improved from grade IV to III. The merit of this newly developed approach has been verified and is very promising for future large scale promotion and implementation.

Keywords

Rural highway Collision prevention Traffic safety Traffic facility Risk assessment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Traffic ManagementPeople’s Public Security University of ChinaBeijingChina

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