|Posted: Aug/19/2016 at 4:36pm – author:jdolan|
The current ANSI definition and the MUTCD definition are not too much different. The two primary differences seem to be:
I am torn on this one. As a data scientist, I prefer specificity over generality. However, I suspect a more complex definition than the current one probably won’t do much to enhance our understanding of intersection crashes. It would conflict with the MMUCC standard, and for the cops who pay attention to the change, increase the complexity of the crash investigation. I think I’ve talked myself into keeping the current definition, perhaps with the addition of signalized driveway accesses, many of which I’ll bet are already being reported as intersections.