National transportation safety board 2012 wrong way drivinghighway special investigation report ntsb sir 12 01 washington dc abstract this special investigation report looks at one of the most serious types of highway accidents collisions involving vehicles traveling the wrong way on high speed divided. Wrong way driving technical materials other resources state federal research national partners traffic safety and highway design literature has historically defined a wrong way driving wwd crash as one in which a vehicle traveling in a direction opposing the legal flow of traffic on a high speed divided highway or access ramp collides with a vehicle traveling on the same roadway in the . Section 2 ntsb investigations summarizes nine ntsb wrong way collision investigations section 3 characterization of wrong way driving considers the components of wrong way collisions and uses data research and ntsb investigative work to summarize these types of collisions section 4 countermeasures provides recommendations to . Wrong way driving wwd colloquially also called ghost driving is the act of driving a motor vehicle against the direction of trafficit can occur on either one or two way roads as well as in parking lots and parking garages and may be due to driver inattention or impairment or because of insufficient or confusing road markings or signage or a driver from a right hand traffic country . Highway special investigation report wrong way driving national transportation safety board 2012 oseverity wrong way ww collisions tend to have higher fatality rates than other types of collisions countermeasures for wrong way driving on freeways
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