MMUCC Training

RL3. Grade

Definition:

The inclination of the roadway, expressed in the rate of rise or fall in feet per 100 feet of horizontal distance.

Source: Obtained by linking Crash Location (C5) to the Roadway Inventory data. See Roadway Alignment and Grade (V16).

Element Attributes:
Subfield 1 - Direction of Slope:

Up (+) or Down (-)

Subfield 2 - Percent of Slope:

Nearest Percent of Slope

Rationale:

Used to identify possible causes and countermeasures for a high crash site.