About the research
A high percentage of wrong-way driving (WWD) crashes are fatal or near-fatal. According to federal and state crash data, 20 to 25% of crashes from WWD events are fatal. This percentage is significant compared to the 0.5% fatality rate for all vehicle crashes. The fact that these crashes often involve head-on crashes at high speeds makes these crashes one of the most severe types of crashes. The goal of this project to expand our video analytics approach for large scale WWD using only closed-circuit television (CCTV) traffic surveillance cameras on a real-time basis with no need to manually pre-calibrate the cameras.