Module 1: Lessons 1-4 – Middle School – Crash Prevention
Lesson 2: This lesson introduces students to the physical concepts of surface friction and the distance vehicles need to come to a complete stop under a variety of roadway situations. Students will discuss and calculate vehicle stopping distances for different pavement conditions, and study how Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) sensors and communication networks can help avoid collisions.
Lesson 3: Weather conditions can have a major impact on transportation. In this lesson, students will learn how to use internet-based databases and identify how weather relates to traffic incidents. They will also be able to identify several ITS technologies that help to reduce weather-related incidents.
Lesson 4: When a roadway crash occurs, normal traffic routes can be disrupted, leading to delay, congestion, frustration, and potentially other secondary crashes. The time it takes to clear incidents relates to the ability of first responders, medics, and other emergency service providers to access the incident site and remove debris, vehicles, and those who were injured. The types of technologies currently used to inform drivers of upcoming road conditions and instruct road users to take specific precautions are introduced to students in this lesson plan.
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