HSIS Summary Report
The objectives of this study were to (1) identify high-truck-crash locations using a GIS-based crash referencing system and (2) explore the applicability of non-traditional data bases for this type of analysis. A GIS-based system was used to identify and locate high-truck-crash locations in Wake County, North Carolina. Eighteen high-truck-crash segments (on eight routes) and eight high-crash-zones were identified. Both traditional (such as lane width and shoulder type) and non-traditional (such as locations of trucking terminals) data were used to further analyze these high-crash segments and zones. There are three advantages of using a GIS-based system to identify high-crash locations: locational referencing, incorporation of non-traditional data bases, and visual analysis.
HSIS Summary Reports are two to eight pages in length and include a brief description of the issue addressed, data used, methodology applied, significant results, and practical implications.
A variety of research studies have been performed using data from HSIS. Many of the final reports prepared are now available electronically.
Research reports are often summarized in executive summaries, technical briefs, or other abbreviated formats. Included here are those road safety summaries that involved research using HSIS data.
In addition to conducting research, HSIS resources are also used to develop products that can be used by practitioners in the analysis of safety problems.
HSIS data are sometimes used in research studies that result in other types of finished products, such as dissertations, theses, and conference proceedings.