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Accession Number PB2013-110563
Title Analysis of Prospective Systems for Fog Warnings, Summary Report.
Publication Date Jul 2013
Media Count 1p
Personal Author P. S. Ray
Abstract Florida nearly leads the nation in fatal vehicle crashes due to fog and smoke conditions. Between 2002 and 2009, 299 people in Florida died in vehicle crashes related to fog and smoke conditions. In January 2012, heavy fog and smoke were blamed for a crash on I-75 south of Gainesville, involving seven semi-trucks and 12 passenger cars, killing 11 and hospitalizing 18. Four years earlier, heavy fog and smoke were blamed for another serious crash on I-4 between Orlando and Tampa. This crash involved more than 70 vehicles, killing four people and injuring 38. Fog is condensed water vapor in air at or near ground level. The opaqueness of fog may increase substantially by the presence of smoke.
Keywords Accident analysis
Climatology
Fatalities
Florida
Fog
Highways
Humidity
Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents
Smoke
Visibility
Warning systems
Weather forecasting

 
Source Agency Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number BDK83-977-19-SUMMARY

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