Title

Motorcycle Accident Concentrations in Southern Hampton Roads

Presentation Type

Event

Description/Abstract

Motorcycle Accidents in the Hampton Roads area have increased due to their increasing popularity for recreation and commuting use. This study attempts to identify accident rate time frames and hot spots over a five year period (2011-2016). The study area includes Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Several factors are studied with geo-statistics and compared to the total rate, to provide understanding of various causes of motorcycle accidents and identify their hotspots and directional distribution. Using time classification techniques, the risks of commuting with a motorcycle is compared against multiple temporal patterns. The study aims to improve motorcycle safety by illustrating the cause and time frame where risk of accidents are greatest.

Comments

Mentor: Dr. Hua Liu

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

Start Date

18-2-2017 11:30 AM

End Date

18-2-2017 12:30 PM

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Motorcycle Accident Concentrations in Southern Hampton Roads

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

Motorcycle Accidents in the Hampton Roads area have increased due to their increasing popularity for recreation and commuting use. This study attempts to identify accident rate time frames and hot spots over a five year period (2011-2016). The study area includes Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Several factors are studied with geo-statistics and compared to the total rate, to provide understanding of various causes of motorcycle accidents and identify their hotspots and directional distribution. Using time classification techniques, the risks of commuting with a motorcycle is compared against multiple temporal patterns. The study aims to improve motorcycle safety by illustrating the cause and time frame where risk of accidents are greatest.