Analysis of Large Truck Crashes
Track: Highways and Roads
Authors: Chaitanya Pathak
Large Truck because of their size and, weight are a particular concern when analyzing highway safety. In New Jersey alone, 1,798,917 accidents occurred during 2006 to 2011. The objective was to identify locations in NJ prone to large truck crashes and use GIS as a platform to perform this analysis. GIS provided a rich and flexible medium for visualizing and interacting with data. It helped us to turn raw data into information useful for answering spatial questions and implement safety required.