Special Investigation Report: Wrong-Way Driving
This special investigation report looks at one of the most serious types of accidents that occur on our highways: collisions involving vehicles traveling the wrong way on high-speed divided highways. The goal of the project is to identify relevant safety recommendations to prevent wrong-way collisions on such highways and access ramps. The investigations included in the report take a focused view of the driver and highway issues affecting wrong-way collisions.
The report will discuss the following areas:
- Wrong-way collisions - Defines the problem, examines the NTSB history with these types of collisions, and surveys the data and research concerning wrong-way driving collisions.
- NTSB investigations - Summarizes nine NTSB wrong-way collision investigations.
- Characterization of wrong-way driving - Considers the components of wrong-way collisions and uses data, research, and NTSB investigative work to summarize these types of collisions.
- Countermeasures - Provides recommendations to address wrong-way collisions.
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