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Box A: Roadway Profiles

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Box A: Roadway Profiles

In FARS, roadways that fatal crashes occur on are assigned one of five profiles:

  1. Grade a sloped roadway
  2. Level a flat roadway
  3. Hill crest the top of a hill
  4. Sag a drop in the roadway
  5. Unknown

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, FARS Analytic Reference Guide 1975-2008 (http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811137.PDF)