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Selection of traffic controls for severe weather conditons

R. J. Rourke

Selection of traffic controls for severe weather conditons

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by R. J. Rourke

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Published by Federal Highway Administration, Offices of Research & Development, Available through the National Technical Information Service in Washington, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[R. J. Rourke, J. J. Bode, and P. Jeya ; Arthur Young & Company]
SeriesReport - Federal Highway Administration ; no. FHWA-RD-77-70
ContributionsBode, J. J., joint author, Jeya, P., joint author, Arthur B. Young & Company
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 206 p. :
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25530631M
OCLC/WorldCa3370337

Method. The primary objective is to develop separate crash risk prediction models for different weather conditions. The crash data, weather data, and traffic data used in this study were collected on the IN freeway in California in and Weather and Congestion The Use of Weather Data to Predict Non-recurring Traffic Congestion by Daniel J. Dailey Department of Electrical Engineering University of Washington Seattle, Washington Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) University of Washington, Box University District Building, Suite N.E. 45th Street.

differences of sunny weather and rainy weather on traffic safety and found that rainy weather resulted in 6%, 22%, 52%, and 70% more crash rates, respectively, as compared to sunny weather conditions. More detailed finding about rainy weather impacts on traffic safety are summarized by Andrey, Mills & Vandemolen () and Eisenberg (). Empirical Studies on Traffic Flow in Inclement Weather Introduction Background. Weather conditions affect the operation of the national transportation system by changing the driving environment as well as the behavior of drivers, who modify their individual headways, target speeds, or other travel parameters in reaction to specific weather events.

EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS AND SNOW DAYS Many of you have inquired about procedures for teachers assigned on snow days and in extreme weather conditions. I want you to know that your voices have been heard. As you know, guidelines and snow-day protocols are promulgated by your employer, the Department of Education. Traffic stream jam density is not impacted by weather conditions. Light rain ( cm/h / in/h) results in reductions in the traffic free-flow speed, speed-at-capacity, and capacity in the range of 2 to percent, 8 to 10 percent, and 10 to 11 percent, respectively.


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