Impact of Real-Time Weather Information on Traffic Safety in Kentucky

The Kentucky Mesonet delivers real-time weather and atmospheric information at five-minute intervals. Understanding how the availability of real-time weather data influences the number and severity of traffic crashes is critical for enhancing Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's (KYTC’s) incident management, improving motorist safety, and reducing the number of collisions. This project will leverage microscopic data from Mesonet stations to understand patterns in traffic crashes and investigate the relationship between traffic crashes and real-time weather conditions.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $156115
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 22-631

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Blandford, Ben

    • Start Date: 20210701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01781438
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 22-631
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 8 2021 11:04AM