Assessing Crash Risks of Evacuation Traffic: A Simulation-based Approach

In this project, a simulation-based approach will be adopted to assess the crash risks of evacuation traffic. The project has three major objectives: 1) to investigate why hurricane evacuations involve a significantly high number of crashes, 2) to identify if there are any changes in traffic flow behavior between evacuation and non-evacuation periods, and 3) to assess the potential risks of crashes during evacuations.


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $34973
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    National Advanced Driving Simulator, 2401 Oakdale Blvd
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-5003
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Central Florida, Orlando

    Department of Civil, Environmental & Contruction Engineering
    1280 Pegasus Drive, 442B Engineering II
    Orlando, FL  United States  32816
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hasan, Samiul

  • Start Date: 20180901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01661891
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747131
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2018 9:48AM