Highway Work Zone Construction Safety Research and Training: A Driving Simulator Study

The objectives of this project are to determine the effectiveness of an integrated virtual environment as a potential research apparatus for studying highway work zone safety and support the decision making of transportation administration agencies, and the potential of incorporating the integrated virtual environment in safety training for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD). The effectiveness of the integrated virtual environment will be determined by surrogate safety measures evaluating workers in work zones.