CMF / CRF Details

CMF ID: 10617

Install adaptive traffic signal control

Description: ATSC is a traffic management strategy in which traffic signal timings change, or adapt, based on observed traffic demand. These systems utilize increased detection to continually collect data on observed demand, and signal timings are then re-optimized based on current data.

Prior Condition:  Intersections with Regular Traffic Signals

Category: Intersection traffic control

Study: Crash Modification Factors for Adaptive Traffic Signal Control: An Empirical Bayes Before-After Study, Tang et al., 2020

Star Quality Rating:3 Stars  [View score details]
Rating Points Total:100
Crash Modification Factor (CMF)
Adjusted Standard Error:
Unadjusted Standard Error:0.029
Crash Reduction Factor (CRF)
Value:0.5  (This value indicates a decrease in crashes)
Adjusted Standard Error:
Unadjusted Standard Error:2.9
Crash Type:All
Crash Severity:K (fatal),A (serious injury),B (minor injury),C (possible injury)
Roadway Types:All
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Crash Weather:Not specified
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Area Type:Urban and suburban
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Time of Day:All
If countermeasure is intersection-based
Intersection Type:Roadway/roadway (not interchange related)
Intersection Geometry:3-leg,4-leg
Traffic Control:Signalized
Major Road Traffic Volume:Minimum of 3706 to Maximum of 66387 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
Minor Road Traffic Volume:Minimum of 111 to Maximum of 34716 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
Average Major Road Volume :23080 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
Average Minor Road Volume :7321 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
Development Details
Date Range of Data Used:2005 to 2018
Type of Methodology Used:Before/after using empirical Bayes or full Bayes
Sample Size (crashes):2111 crashes after
Sample Size (sites):342 sites before, 342 sites after
Other Details
Included in Highway Safety Manual?No
Date Added to Clearinghouse:Feb 25, 2021