Soheil Received ITE International Daniel B. Fambro Award
Soheil Sohrabi from Texas A&M University, College, Station, TX, USA, won the Daniel B. Fambro Student Paper Award for his paper, “Impacts of Red-Light Cameras on Intersection Safety: A Bayesian Hierarchical Spatial Model.” The paper focuses on enforcing red-light runners, which is known as an engineering solution to enhance intersection safety. However, the efficiency of automated Red-Light Camera (RLC) programs is always questioned mainly because of the inaccuracy in post-implementation reviews and difficulties with the financial viability of the program. A model is proposed to capture the effect of RLCs on intersection safety by including the spatial dependency between intersections crashes, unobserved heterogeneity, and the spillover effect of enforcing cameras. Soheil’s paper will be published in an upcoming issue of ITE Journal.
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