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Understand Safety Effects of Alcohol Sales Establishments

Dr. Fabio Sasahara2024-06-13T17:21:33+00:00January 18, 2024|
Dr. Fabio Sasahara
Dr. Fabio Sasahara

Traffic pedestrian injuries and fatalities are a major concern worldwide. According to a recent study, roughly 40% of pedestrian fatalities involve pedestrian intoxication. The Highway Safety Software allows modeling of the effects of alcohol sales establishments in the vicinity of a signalized intersection.

Input in HCS for number of Alcohol Sales Establishments

What Modes are Affected by Alcohol Sales Establishments?

According to the Highway Safety Manual methods, only vehicle-pedestrian crashes are affected by this input.

How do Alcohol Sales Establishments Affect Crash Risks?

The effects of alcohol sales establishments are computed through a crash modification factor (CMF). When no establishments are present, the CMF has a base value of 1.0. If they are present, the computed CMF values are as follows:

Table showing number of alcohol sales establishments within 1,000 ft of the intersection

What is Counted as an Alcohol Sales Establishment?

The CMF includes any alcohol sales establishment, regardless of whether alcohol consumption occurs inside of it. It may include liquor stores, bars, restaurants, convenience stores, or grocery stores. Alcohol sales establishments are counted within a radius of 1,000 ft. within the center of the subject intersection.

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