V16. Roadway Alignment and Grade

Definition:

The geometric or layout and inclination characteristics of the roadway in the direction of travel for this vehicle.

Element Attributes:
Subfield 1: Horizontal Alignment:

Straight
Curve Left
Curve Right

Subfield 2: Grade:

Level
Hillcrest
Uphill
Downhill
Sag (bottom)

Rationale:

Important to document the horizontal alignment and grade of the roadway as it relates to this specific vehicle involved in the crash for the purpose of evaluating vehicles that run-off-road, rollover, or are runaways.