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 […]
The purpose of this report is to update the quantitative relationships between wet weather (and resulting wet pavement) on crash frequency and severity that were original reported in a Power Point presentation in 2014. The objective of this second update is to determine the degree to which the dramatic increase in fatal crashes in CY2016 […]
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 […]
The purpose of this report is to update the quantitative relationships between wet weather (and resulting wet pavement) on crash frequency and severity that were original reported in a Power Point presentation in 2014.
AAA: Driving on a beautiful sunny day can provide stunning scenery, but it can also create a hazard if the driver’s view is compromised by a glaring sun.
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 […]
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.
Understanding the channels by which climate change will affect the economy is required to estimate the costs of climate change and to develop adaptation strategies. Extreme heat may result in direct costs such as increased mortality from heat stress and lower productivity.
Visibility conditions at the time of a crash are rarely documented at a high level of detail. While vision is a key component of how drivers acquire information, a direct relationship between quantified levels of visibility related issues and safety (in terms of crashes) should be identified.