CMF / CRF Details

CMF ID: 10609

Improve Curve Delineation

Description: Treatments can include new chevrons, horizontal arrows, and advance warning signs as well as the improvement of existing signs using fluorescent yellow sheeting.

Prior Condition: No Prior Condition(s)

Category: Signs

Study: Safety Evaluation of Improved Curve Delineation, Srinivasan et al., 2009

Star Quality Rating: 4 Stars   [View score details]
Rating Points Total: 120
Crash Modification Factor (CMF)
Value: 0.914
Adjusted Standard Error:
Unadjusted Standard Error: 0.064
Crash Reduction Factor (CRF)
Value: 8.6   (This value indicates a decrease in crashes)
Adjusted Standard Error:
Unadjusted Standard Error: 6.4
Crash Type: Non-intersection
Crash Severity: All
Roadway Types: All
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Minimum Number of Lanes: 2
Maximum Number of Lanes: 2
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Crash Weather: Not specified
Road Division Type: Undivided
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Area Type: Rural
Traffic Volume: Minimum of 354 to Maximum of 20479 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
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Time of Day: All
If countermeasure is intersection-based
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Development Details
Date Range of Data Used: 1993 to 2007
State: CT, WA
Type of Methodology Used: Before/after using empirical Bayes or full Bayes
Sample Size (crashes): 726 crashes before, 516 crashes after
Sample Size (sites): 228 sites before, 228 sites after
Other Details
Included in Highway Safety Manual? No
Date Added to Clearinghouse: