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Title:Speed Selection Behavior during Winter Road Conditions
Principal Investigators:Rhonda Young
University:University of Wyoming
Grant #:DTRT13-G-UTC38 (MAP21)
Project #:MPC-453
Keywords:behavior, driver performance, highway traffic control, snow and ice control, traffic safety, traffic speed, weather conditions, winter


This study proposes to build on the work done on the four interstate variable speed limit corridors from the previous research and add additional rural interstate corridors also subject to frequent adverse winter weather conditions to investigate the questions described above. The research also proposes to use the results from observations and estimated models to provide recommendations on the use of traffic simulation tools to analyze weather responsive traffic management strategies. Lastly, the study will provide guidance on what speed compliance and speed variation targets would be appropriate for the analyzing the success of these weather responsive traffic management strategies.

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NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050