Improving Safety for Slow Moving Vehicles on Iowa's High-Speed Rural Roadways, TR-572, 2009

(2009) Improving Safety for Slow Moving Vehicles on Iowa's High-Speed Rural Roadways, TR-572, 2009. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Among the variety of road users and vehicle types that travel on U.S. public roadways, slow moving vehicles (SMVs) present unique safety and operations issues. SMVs include vehicles that do not maintain a constant speed of 25 mph, such as large farm equipment, construction vehicles, or horse-drawn buggies. Though the number of crashes involving SMVs is relatively small, SMV crashes tend to be severe. Additionally, SMVs can be encountered regularly on non-Interstate/non-expressway public roadways, but motorists may not be accustomed to these vehicles. This project was designed to improve transportation safety for SMVs on Iowa’s public roadway system. This report includes a literature review that shows various SMV statistics and laws across the United States, a crash study based on three years of Iowa SMV crash data, and recommendations from the SMV community.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Crash data, Crash severity, Highway safety, Horse drawn vehicles, Literature reviews, Rural highways, Slow moving vehicles, State laws, Statistics
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Motor vehicles
Transportation > Traffic safety
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
ID Code: 19995
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 01 Jul 2015 12:37
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 17:31
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/19995