Tag: Environmental

  • August 14th, 2019

This PowerPoint presents a model of data integration of geo-located weather and roadway data for decision making with the US Department of Transportation, the National Weather Service, and end- users who need integrated data for better roadway weather decision making. The application of this Roadway Weather Data Implementation (RWDI) in Alabama and Georgia serves as […]

  • June 26th, 2019

Animal-vehicle collisions (AVC), and deer-vehicle collisions (DVC) in particular, are a major safety problem on Virginia roads. Mitigation measures such as improved fencing and location-specific driver alerts are being implemented and evaluated in Virginia and elsewhere. One of the most promising mitigation methods uses a buried cable animal detection system (BCADS) to provide roadside or […]

  • November 14th, 2017

November is said to be peak season for deer collisions early in the morning and late afternoon. Between July of 2016 and June of 2017, State Farm reported close to 30,000 auto claims from drivers hitting a deer in Alabama alone. The damage can be major and sometimes deadly, but thankfully that was not the […]

  • November 9th, 2017

When the chilly temperatures of winter set in, will your vehicle be ready for the cold? If you live in a part of the country that gets snow and ice, are you prepared to drive in those conditions? Planning and preventative maintenance are important year-round—but especially when it comes to winter driving.