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Title:Reliability-Based Traffic Safety Risk Assessment of Traffic System in Hazardous Driving Conditions to Promote Community Resilience
Principal Investigators:Suren Chen
University:Colorado State University
Grant #:69A3551747108 (FAST Act)
Project #:MPC-591
RH Display ID:154133
Keywords:disaster resilience, earthquakes, hazards, high risk locations, highway bridges, highway safety, hurricanes, mathematical models, risk assessment, snowstorms, traffic safety, weather conditions


Traffic crash risks considerably increase on bridges and connecting roadways under various hazardous driving conditions before and following some natural hazards, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and snowstorms. During different phases of natural hazards, appropriate preparation, response and recovery efforts to improve the community resilience all depend on safe and efficient transportation even under hazardous driving conditions. This project will develop a basic framework to model traffic safety risk based on reliability theory by considering various adverse driving conditions, potential vehicle safety risks and associated uncertainties.

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