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dc.contributor.advisorFigueroa-Medina, Alberto M.
dc.contributor.authorTorréns-Soto, Juan C.
dc.description.abstractIncreases in registered motorcycles and related crashes and fatalities have been recorded in recent years in Puerto Rico. Road crashes are generally associated with human behavior, roadway design, and vehicle type. This thesis focuses on the evaluation of road and motorcycle crash data to identify roadway design factors significantly associated to motorcycle crashes in Puerto Rico. The methodology employed the use of correlation analysis, ANOVA, and linear regression, in combination with a road inspection process. The results indicate that the main roadway factors associated with motorcycle crash rates are the roadway cross-section type and width, intersection density, posted speed limit, the presence of on–street parking, pavement defects, and residential areas. The study also identifies municipalities and road sections with high motorcycle crash frequencies and crash rates that can be targeted for the implementation of educational campaigns, police enforcement activities, and engineering improvements of roadway conditions to improve motorcycle safety.en_US
dc.description.abstractAumentos en motocicletas y sus choques y muertes asociadas han sido observados recientemente en Puerto Rico. Los choques se asocian a factores humanos, de la carretera y del vehículo. Esta investigación realizó una evaluación de datos de carreteras y de choques de motocicletas para identificar factores de diseño de carreteras que estén asociados a los choques de motocicletas en Puerto Rico. La metodología empleó análisis de correlación, análisis de varianza y regresión lineal, en combinación de un proceso de inspección de carreteras. Los resultados muestran una relación entre la tasa de choques de motocicletas y el tipo y ancho de la sección transversal, la densidad de intersecciones, el límite de velocidad y la presencia de estacionamiento en la calle, defectos en el pavimento y zona residencial. El estudio identifica además, municipios y secciones de carretera con tasas y frecuencias altas de choques de motocicletas que pueden ser seleccionados para realizar campañas de educación, vigilancia policiaca y estrategias de ingeniería para mejorar las condiciones de la carretera y mejorar la seguridad de los motociclistas.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity Transportation Research Center Transportation Fellowshipen_US
dc.subjectMotorcycles crashesen_US
dc.subject.lcshTraffic accidents -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshMotorcycles accidents -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshMotorcycles -- Puerto Rico --Safety measuresen_US
dc.subject.lcshCorrelation (Statistics)en_US
dc.subject.lcshRegression analysisen_US
dc.subject.lcshRoads -- Puerto Rico -- Design and constructionen_US
dc.subject.lcshTraffic engineeringen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of roadway factors associated with motorcycles crashes in Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2010 Juan C. Torréns Sotoen_US
dc.contributor.committeeColucci Ríos, Benjamín
dc.contributor.committeeValdés Díaz, Didier
dc.contributor.representativeJavier Montalvo, Dafne Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineeringen_US

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