Dr. Mohammad Jalayer is pleased to present the 3rd Webinar of the CREATEs series.
Wrong-way driving (WWD) occurs when a driver, either inadvertently or deliberately, drives in the opposing direction of traffic along a high-speed, physically divided highway or its access ramp. On a nationwide scale, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 355 fatalities occur each year due to WWD. These crashes result in 1.34 fatalities per fatal crash, while for other non-WWD fatal crashes this number drops to 1.10. This sobering statistic highlights the fact that WWD crashes require special attention due to their greater severity despite their lower frequency. Without a comprehensive analysis of causal factors, any effort to implement WWD countermeasures to prevent or mitigate the frequency and severity of WWD crashes may be misguided.
This webinar will elaborate on contributing factors that cause WWD crashes and fatalities and effective safety countermeasures to reduce the frequency of WWD incidents and crashes. It also evaluates the effectiveness of utilizing emerging technology such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to inspect, inventory, and monitor interchange assets pertaining to WWD prevention, with the aim of mitigating this type of crashes.
Participants will receive 1 Professional Development Hour.
DATE AND TIME:
October 23, 2020
Noon-1:00 pm EST
REGISTER FOR MEETING AT: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/onstage/g.php?MTID=e67cb5949b9d2bc46898ff8e31d6a1fca