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Examining Driver Behavior in Response to Work Zone Intervention: A Driver Simulator Study

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

08/11/11

END DATE

08/11/11

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, SWZDI
SPONSORS

Iowa

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Michelle Reyes

University of Iowa

Principal Investigator
Sameer A. Khan

University of Iowa

About the research

Construction zones pose a significant threat to both workers and drivers causing numerous injuries and deaths each year. Innovations in work zone safety could reduce these numbers. However, implementing work zone interventions before they are validated can undermine rather than enhance safety. The objective of this research is to demonstrate how driving simulators can be used to evaluate the effect of various work zone interventions on driver performance.

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