CMF / CRF Details

CMF ID: 6898

Increase Median Width

Description: Increase median width

Prior Condition: Traversable median of unspecified width

Category: Roadside

Study: NCHRP Report 794: Median Cross-Section Design for Rural Divided Highways, Graham et al., 2014

Star Quality Rating: 2 Stars   [View score details]
Rating Points Total: 70
Crash Modification Factor (CMF)
Value: 0.984
Adjusted Standard Error:
Unadjusted Standard Error: 0.007
Crash Reduction Factor (CRF)
Value: 1.6   (This value indicates a decrease in crashes)
Adjusted Standard Error:
Unadjusted Standard Error: 0.7
Crash Type: Cross median,Other
Crash Severity: All
Roadway Types: Principal Arterial Other Freeways and Expressways
Number of Lanes: 6
Road Division Type: Divided by Median
Speed Limit:
Area Type: Rural
Traffic Volume:
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Time of Day: All
If countermeasure is intersection-based
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Development Details
Date Range of Data Used: 2000 to 2006
State: CA, NC, OH, PA, WA
Country: USA
Type of Methodology Used: 7
Sample Size (miles): 102 miles
Other Details
Included in Highway Safety Manual? No
Date Added to Clearinghouse: Nov-01-2015
Comments: This CMF applies to increasing median width by one foot for cross-median crashes and non-collision cross-median crashes on six-lane freeways with traversable medians.