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Table of Contents - State Practices to Reduce Wet Weather Skidding Crashes

Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction and Background

1.1 Wet Weather Crash Problem

1.2 Purpose of This Guide

1.3 Research Methodology

1.4 Organization of This Guide

2.0 Components of a Wet Weather Crash Reduction Program

2.1 Identification of Wet Weather Crash Locations

2.2 Friction Testing Procedures

2.3 Investigation and Remedial Action of Wet Weather Crash Locations

2.4 Project and Program Evaluations

3.0 State Practices to Reduce Wet Weather Skidding Crashes

3.1 California

3.2 Florida

3.3 Michigan

3.4 New York

3.5 Virginia

3.6 Additional State Practices

4.0 Summary

4.1 Identification of Wet Weather Crash Locations

4.2 Friction Testing Procedures

4.3 Investigation and Remedial Action of Wet Weather Crash Locations

4.4 Project and Program Evaluations

Appendix A. References

List of Tables

Table 2.1 Advantages of Friction Testing Methods

Table 2.2 Standardized Test Conditions

Table 2.3 Techniques to Provide Adequate Surface Friction

Table 4.1 State Analysis Procedures

Table 4.2 State Friction Testing Procedures and Thresholds

Table 4.3 State Mitigation Techniques

Table 4.4 State Project and Program Evaluations

List of Figures

Figure 1.1 U.S. Total Fatal and Wet Pavement Fatal Crashes (2000-2009)

Figure 1.2 Proportion of Fatal Crashes Occurring on Wet Pavement

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