Hidden Highways: Fog and Traffic Crashes on America’s Roads

This report quantifies the prevalence and characteristics of motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths occurring in the presence of fog.

November 2014

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Tamra Johnson
202-942-2079
TRJohnson@national.aaa.com

Authors

Bruce Hamilton

Jurek G. Grabowski

Abstract

Although fog and smoke are understood to create challenging driving conditions for motorists, surprisingly little research has been conducted on the characteristics of fog- and smoke-related crashes, and on the prevalence of such crashes in overall national highway safety statistics. This report illustrates the scope of the problem by presenting 23 years of national data on fatal crashes involving fog and smoke, and 19 years of police-reported crash data pertaining to these conditions

Suggested Citation

For media inquiries, contact:

Tamra Johnson
202-942-2079
TRJohnson@national.aaa.com

Authors

Bruce Hamilton

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Brian Tefft

Senior Researcher, Traffic Research Group

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Lindsay Arnold

Researcher, Traffic Research Group

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Jurek G. Grabowski

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety