This paper presents the results of a literature review into the relationship between different weather conditions and traffic accidents. Rain, fog, snow, ice and wind are all considered. Special attention is paid to the information about the way in which road users can adapt their behaviour, and the influence of these behavioural adaptations on the eventual relationship between weather and traffic safety. Compared to the other weather conditions, rain causes most of the accidents. Fog is more serious than rain, even when the number of accidents caused by fog are relatively low. Snow and ice cause more accidents, but are on average, less severe. The influence of side wind on the number of accidents is not known. From the theoretical point of view there is probably a relationship. Behavioural adaptation at side wind was only found in a few studies. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Traffic Test BV

    Landjuweel 22
    Veenedaal,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • FOKKEMA, H J
  • Publication Date: 1987-1


  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00499068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TT 87-2
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM