Traffic Crashes under Low Visibility Condition due to Fog in Florida
Track: Highways and Roads
Authors: Jaeyoung Lee
As widely known, the visibility is significantly reduced by fog. The poor visibility has contributed to numerous traffic crashes in Florida. In this study, the research team used various GIS techinques to explore three main topics regarding fog related crashes as follows: 1) identification of fog crash hotspots at macro- and micro-level. 2) Possibilty of using airport weather data to detect fog condition on nearby highways. 3) Relationship between the fog crash and distance to lakes or ponds.