Z. Guo, J. Gao, L. Kong
The generally road safety situation of highway net was evaluated through investigating road safety of some highways and analyzing accident patterns and causes. Some sections with high accident rate were found using road black spot identification technology. Then, accident causes related to highway features and traffic factors were analyzed. The characteristics of typical black spots were analyzed from the aspect of highway features and traffic devices. Running speed of vehicles on highways was measured in order to explain why over-speed driving always was primary accident cause.
Keywords: road safety; highway features; characteristics of black spots