Extracting Rural Crash Injury and Fatality Patterns Due to Changing Climates in RITI Communities Based on Enhanced Data Analysis and Visualization Tools (Phase II)

Climate changes have induced extreme weather conditions, storm surge, and sea level rise, such as enormously low temperature, strong wind, heavy snow, flash flood, fog, hurricane, tsunamis, etc. in the CSET consortium states (Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, and Idaho) and tremendously impacted traffic safety performance by resulting in more frequent and serious traffic crashes in Rural, Isolated, Tribal, or Indigenous (RITI) communities. This project aims to develop a new hybrid approach to integrate multinomial Logit model with Bayesian network to discover the underlying patterns behind rural crash data and investigate the impacts of significant contributing attributes on crash severities impacted by changing climates and weather extremes. The developed data visualization platform will provide user-friendly interfaces for further studies on rural crash safety implications of behavioral characteristics of RITI drivers. Cost-effective countermeasures will be recommended for reducing rural crash severities impacted by changing climates and weather extremes.


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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Research and Special Programs Administration
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Center for Safety Equity in Transportation

      University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775
    • Principal Investigators:

      Zhang, Guohui

      Prevedouros, Panos

      Ma, David T

    • Start Date: 20190901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01716140
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Safety Equity in Transportation
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Sep 16 2019 6:36AM