Strategies to Identify and Mitigate Secondary Crashes Using Real-Time Traffic Data on Florida's Turnpike

The objectives of this project are: (1) Investigate ways to accurately identify secondary crashes on the Florida Turnpike System using real-time traffic and incident data. (2) Identify factors that influence the occurrence of secondary crashes on the Florida Turnpike system. (3) Develop a communication plan to inform drivers on the Florida Turnpike System and the first responders in real-time of potential secondary crashes. (4) Explore the potential of emerging communication technologies and Connected Vehicle technologies in identifying and mitigating secondary crashes.