This research focuses on the use of historical freeway traffic data for comparison of the precursory traffic conditions to that accident occurrence by using 15-minute traffic speed contour maps. The second order statistics measures, namely angular second moment (ASM), contrast and entropy were used as the traffic performance measures in order to compare the two situations. The data used is from I-4 freeway traffic condition database, stored in a SQL server and 1999 year accident database for the same I-4 freeway. The study section is located in Orlando, Florida. The approach shows an approach to understand the performance of the freeways in an efficient and easy way.
Well, I did Masters from Louisiana State University,Baton Rouge,Louisiana,. This book is my Thesis submitted for my Masters in Engineering Science. I hold another Masters in City and Regional Planning from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals,Dahran,Kingdon of Saudi Arabia.