Safety Impacts of Using Deicing Salt

Significant research efforts have been devoted to quantifying the safety and mobility impacts of winter weather and developing cost-effective snow and ice control strategies and methods. However, most of these efforts have not reached to the level of understanding that is required to support decision-making at both operational and strategic levels. The goal of this research is to conduct a systematic investigation aimed at addressing this knowledge gap. This report summarizes the results of an analysis performed on a set of collision data over six winter seasons (2000-2006) from 31 sections of highways in the province of Ontario. Several statistical models were developed to evaluate the association between road safety and winter road maintenance treatments and other factors. The main findings from the models and case studies are summarized as follows.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 54p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01705986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 2019 10:26AM