CMF / CRF Details

CMF ID: 6917

Flatten side slopes


Prior Condition: Traversable median with unspecific sideslope ratio

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: 60
Crash Modification Factor (CMF)
Value: 1.092
Adjusted Standard Error:
Unadjusted Standard Error: 0.048
Crash Reduction Factor (CRF)
Value: -9.2   (This value indicates an increase in crashes)
Adjusted Standard Error:
Unadjusted Standard Error: 4.8
Crash Type: Cross median,Fixed object,Run off road,Other
Crash Severity: K (fatal),A (serious injury),B (minor injury),C (possible injury)
Roadway Types: Principal Arterial Other Freeways and Expressways
Number of Lanes: 6
Road Division Type: Divided by Median
Speed Limit:
Area Type: Rural
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Time of Day: All
If countermeasure is intersection-based
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Development Details
Date Range of Data Used: 2001 to 2005
State: OH
Country: USA
Type of Methodology Used: 7
Sample Size (miles): 48 miles
Other Details
Included in Highway Safety Manual? No
Date Added to Clearinghouse: Nov-01-2015
Comments: This CMF applies to a unit decrease in median slope ratio for median-related crashes on six-lane freeways with a traversable median. Median related crashes include rollover crashes in the median, non-barrier fixed object crashes, crash-involved vehicle comes to a rest in the median, vehicle departs and returns to original traveled way, and cross-median crashes.