Postprint version. Published in Journal Of Transportation Engineering, Volume 134, Issue 5, May 1, 2008, pages 203-214.
Copyright © 2007 American Society of Civil Engineers.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Anurag Pande was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(2008)134:5(203).
Work-zone safety continues to be a priority and a concern for the Federal Highway Association as well as most state departments of transportation. The main objective of this study is to uncover work-zone freeway crash characteristics to help develop countermeasures that limit work-zones’ hazards. The Florida Crash Records Database for years 2002, 2003, and 2004 was utilized for this study. Conditional logistic regression along with stratified sampling and multiple logistic regression models were estimated to unveil work-zone freeway crash traits. According to the models’ results, roadway geometry, weather condition, age, gender, lighting condition, residence code, and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs are significant risk factors associated with work-zone crashes.
Civil and Environmental Engineering