Making roads safer with responsive technology
Stormy weather can make driving dangerous and difficult even on the best of roads. About one-fifth of crashes are weather related—they occur in rain, sleet, snow, high winds, fog, or on slick streets. About 6,000 people are killed and 445,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year. Westat is supporting the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as it develops and evaluates practical approaches that states can use to reduce the impact of adverse weather on driving.