This report includes an analysis of traffic accident data in Kentucky for the years of 1985 through 1989. A primary objective of this study was to determine average accident statistics for Kentucky highways. Average and critical number and rates of accidents were calculated for various types of highways in rural and urban areas. These data can be used in Kentucky's procedure to identify locations that have abnormal rates or numbers of accidents.
Another objective of this study was to provide data which can be used in the preparation of the problem identification portion of Kentucky's Annual Highway Safety Plan. County and city accident statistics were analyzed. A summary of results and recommendations in several problem identification areas is presented. These general areas include alcohol, occupant protection, speed, pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicle defects. Other areas included in the analysis included drugs, motorcycle accidents, school bus accidents, and truck accidents.
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Agent, Kenneth R. and Pigman, Jerry G., "Analysis of Traffic Accident Data in Kentucky (1985-1989)" (1990). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 483.