MRIGlobal Pioneers with Safety Management Software Tools
MRIGlobal was the prime contractor for developing the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) SafetyAnalyst computer software tools. The SafetyAnalyst software tools identify sites for safety improvement, diagnose crash patterns, perform economic analysis, prioritize proposed countermeasures, and evaluate the effectiveness of implemented countermeasures.
MRIGlobal has also developed software tools to optimize safety improvements in roadway resurfacing projects and guides to assist highway agencies in selecting highway safety improvement strategies.
- Software-based diagnosis of safety concerns at specific sites and selection of appropriate countermeasures
- Network screening to identify highway sites with promise for safety improvement
- Software tools for economic analysis and priority ranking of proposed countermeasures
- Computerized tools for safety effectiveness evaluation of countermeasures
- Programs for resurfacing safety analysis
- Guides and documentation materials
MRIGlobal’s Safety Management Successes:
- SafetyAnalyst: MRIGlobal developed these state-of-the-art tools for automating safety management procedures. The software is now a licensed product of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
- Resurfacing Safety Resource Allocation Program (RSRAP): This MRIGlobal-developed software allows a highway agency to select an optimal program of safety improvements for implementation in conjunction with resurfacing projects. MRIGlobal’s software was presented in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 486, Systemwide Impact of Safety and Traffic Operational Design Decisions for 3R Projects.
- Safety Improvement Guides: MRIGlobal has developed seven guides as part of the NCHRP Report 500 series to assist highway agencies in implementing the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The guides address safety improvement for unsignalized intersections, horizontal curves, older drivers, bicycles, motorcycles, emergency medical services, and safety data analysis.