Evaluation of advanced surveying technology for accident investigation

Kenneth R. Agent, John A. Deacon, Jerry G. Pigman, Nikiforos Stamatiadis

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The use of advanced surveying technology was evaluated for the investigation of traffic accidents. This is a form of digital surveying equipment that can be used to obtain detailed measurements, with the option of plotting the stored data by computer. The study compared the use of advanced surveying technology with traditional coordinate method. Detailed estimates of data collection activity were documented for a selected accident sample, and accident clearance times were documented for a much larger sample. Results indicate that the investigation of traffic accidents using total station surveys provides a substantial improvement over the traditional coordinate procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-133
Number of pages10
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1485
StatePublished - Jul 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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