CMF / CRF Details

CMF ID: 3340

Install variable speed limit signs

Description: Install variable speed limit signs

Prior Condition:  No variable speed limit sign present

Category: Speed management

Study: Evaluation of Variable Speed Limits on I-270/I-255 in St. Louis, Bham et al., 2010

Star Quality Rating:2 Stars  [View score details]
Rating Points Total:45
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Crash Reduction Factor (CRF)
Value:8  (This value indicates a decrease in crashes)
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Crash Type:All
Crash Severity:All
Roadway Types:Principal Arterial Interstate
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Crash Weather:Not specified
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Minimum Speed Limit:40
Maximum Speed Limit:60
Speed Unit:mph
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Area Type:Urban
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Time of Day:All
If countermeasure is intersection-based
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Development Details
Date Range of Data Used:2007 to 2009
Municipality:St. Louis
Type of Methodology Used:Before/after using empirical Bayes or full Bayes
Sample Size (crashes):1636 crashes after
Other Details
Included in Highway Safety Manual?No
Date Added to Clearinghouse:Jun 04, 2012
Comments:The crash count sum in Table S4 (p. 24) is for the 'after' period. The crash count for the 'before' period is not given. Although the crash count in the after period is substantial, the after period is only 1 year (p. 38); therefore, the crash count may give an inflated impression of the sample size. Traffic volume data is not given in this report. According to Table S2, the total length of the segments is 35.21 mi.