SafeTREC Paper Published: Dynamic programming-based hot spot identification approach for pedestrian crashes

June 21, 2016

A study by SafeTREC researcher Aditya Medury and co-director Offer Grembek on pedestrian safety has just been published in the Accident Analysis and Prevention journal. State agencies use network screening techniques to identify locations with high collision concentrations, or “hot spots", along the state highway system. However, the approaches that are currently being implemented to analyze automobile collisions may not readily be applicable for evaluating pedestrian crashes. To address this issue, a dynamic programming-based hot spot identification approach is proposed which provides efficient hot spot definitions for pedestrian crashes. See the full paper