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    Case study:

    1 Identify the various constructs and concepts involved in the study.
    2 What hypothesis might drive the research of one of the cities on the top 10 dangerous intersection list?
    3 Evaluate the methodology for State Farm's research.
    4 If you were State Farm, how would you address the concerns of transportation engineers?
    5 If you were State Farm, would you use traffic volume counts as part of the 2003 study? What concerns, other than those expressed by Nepomuceno, do you have?

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    1 Identify the various constructs and concepts involved in the study.
    The study points to the insurance company's concerns that too many accidents happen in intersections. Of those accidents, damage and personal injury are involved in some of the accidents. This lead to the theory that intersections with many accidents cost the company more money. Another construct considered is, a better designed intersection could lead to less accidents, especially those with property damage and personal injury. If the company could identify the most dangerous intersections, the public agency would have to consider ways to improve the intersection. People would rally to help promote better intersections and cause engineers to consider better methods to design them, while also committing the public funding to make improvements by government.

    2 What ...

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    A 634-word review of the State Farm Dangerous Intersection study, discussing constructs and concepts within.