Road network safety management using the tarva tool

Harri Peltola, K. Ratkeviciute, V. Jasiuniene, M. Virkkunen

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Abstract

The TARVA safety evaluation tool has been created for reliable evaluation of the current safety situation and the safety effects of improvements. Separate versions of TARVA have been created for the Lithuanian and Finnish roads and Finnish level crossings. Using TARVA, one can also reliably rank the existing network by its safety. Safety ranking is based on expected accident numbers achieved by combining accident history data with accident prediction model data. In addition to comparing the safety of individual roads, an example is presented on comparing the road safety of different areas using the simple accident prediction models prepared for TARVA. Initial results from the comparisons suggest that quite a lot can be learned about safety potential by comparing the safety of different areas and of individual roads using available science-based analysis tools
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationXXVII International Baltic Road Conference
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventThe XXVIII International Baltic Road Conference - Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 26 Aug 201328 Aug 2013

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ConferenceThe XXVIII International Baltic Road Conference
CountryLithuania
CityVilnius
Period26/08/1328/08/13

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Keywords

  • Road safety
  • Estimation
  • Comparison
  • Accident prediction model

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Peltola, H., Ratkeviciute, K., Jasiuniene, V., & Virkkunen, M. (2013). Road network safety management using the tarva tool. In Proceedings: XXVII International Baltic Road Conference
Peltola, Harri ; Ratkeviciute, K. ; Jasiuniene, V. ; Virkkunen, M. / Road network safety management using the tarva tool. Proceedings: XXVII International Baltic Road Conference. 2013.
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Proceedings: XXVII International Baltic Road Conference. 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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