Driver Performance and Behavior in Adverse Weather Conditions: An Investigation Using the SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data

The main goal of this study was to enhance the understanding of how drivers respond to adverse weather and road conditions. This will be conducted by compiling a sample data set from Naturalistic Driving (DS) data, then extracting and reducing the data for inclement weather events on freeways to address the following research questions: 1. Can inclement weather trips be identified effectively using NDS and RID data? 2. Can driver responses (i.e., speed and headway adaptation, and lane wandering) during inclement weather (i.e., reduction in visibility due to heavy rain in Phase 1) be characterized efficiently from NDS data? 3. What are the best surrogate measures for weather-related crashes that can be identified using NDS data? 4. What type of analysis can be performed and conclusions be drawn from the resulting data set?


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Wyoming Department of Transportation

    5300 Bishop Blvd.
    Cheyenne, WY  United States  82009-3340
  • Project Managers:

    Garcia, Vince

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    1000 E University Avenue, Department 3295
    Laramie, WY  United States  82071
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ahmed, Mohamed

  • Start Date: 20160229
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: NDS and RID

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01607472
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RS07216
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2016 4:16PM