Snow, rain, fog, ice, and other inclement weather greatly impair road conditions and contribute to 1.5 million accidents each year. Many parallel advances in transportation and meteorology such as in-vehicle communication systems and improved storm tracking could be brought together into new services that help drivers and roadway managers make better decisions in adverse weather. Where the Weather Meets the Road recommends that the Federal Highway Administration take the lead in creating a focused national road weather research program that brings together the transportation and meteorological communities, identifies research priorities, and implements new scientific and technological advances.
Table of Contents
|2 The Road Weather System of the Future||25-32|
|3 Current Meteorological and Transportation Activities Relevant to Road Weather||33-75|
|4 Opportunities to Enhance the Road Weather System||76-126|
|5 Implementing Improved Road Weather Research and Management Programs||127-152|
|Appendix A: Statement of Task||163-166|
|Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff||167-172|
|Appendix C: Presentations to the Committee||173-174|
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