Traffic and Safety

Automated Weather-Savvy DMS Messages

According to the FHWA, “On average, there are over 5,748,000 vehicle crashes each year. Approximately 22% of these crashes - nearly 1,259,000 - are weather-related.” Inclement weather causes visibility impairments, as well as traction, stability, and maneuverability challenges for drivers. Together, these factors often result in a major increase in traffic collisions and incidents during winter storms and other weather ...more »

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Understanding Pedestrian Travel Behavior & Safety in Rural Settings

The purpose of this research is to improve our understanding of walking behavior and safety in rural MN communities by building upon MnDOT's success in creating a program to count people walking and biking. In particular, four tribal nations (Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Mille Lacs, and Grand Portage) are collaborating with researchers at the University of Minnesota, as well as MnDOT district engineers and planners to: ...more »

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