Elements of the Safety Plan
« Back to other goals
Goal 18 - Reducing Head-on and Across-median Crashes
One of the most severe types of crashes occurs when a vehicle shifts into an opposing flow lane and crashes head on with an oncoming vehicle. Severe crashes of this sort occur primarily on rural two-lane highways and freeways with narrow medians. The severity of these crashes is compounded because of the additive nature of the vehicle speeds at the time of collision.