Identification Of Hotspot Locations Along The I-95 Jfk Memorial Highway

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This study identifies the locations and causes of crashes along the I-95 JFK Corridor between Baltimore and the Delaware border. After identifying hotspot crash locations, this study determines the major crash types, explores the relationship between roadway geometry and crashes, and determines other contributing factors to speed and non-speed crashes. Key segments are analyzed by crash type and predominant causes. Possible solutions in reducing these crashes and improving safety are then offered. Through an analysis of speed profiles, the study found that there was no correlation between average vehicle speeds and the rates of accidents. Other factors such as roadway geometry and variance in speed were more significant. The actual crash rates were lower than those which are predicted using the Highway Safety Manual predictive analysis methodology.