Weather Band Content Maestro Observations Safety

Do Roads Have Weather?

  • By William B. Gail
  • Aug 31, 2023

William B. Gail

Road weather conditions significantly contribute to vehicle accidents and transportation delays, with more than one in five crashes in the US being weather-related. Observations from Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) stations and emerging technologies like connected vehicles and autonomous driving play a vital role in enhancing road safety and minimizing accidents by providing real-time data on road temperature, precipitation, and surface conditions.

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