This paper presents an exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA) of road traffic crashes at different severity levels in West Virginia (WV). Although ESDA can support transportation safety decision-making by helping planners understand and summarize crash data, it is underutilized in practice. This paper describes the application of five representative easy-to-use method to identify crash patterns and high crash-risk counties in WV. Analysis of crash data from 2010 to 2015 indicated that traffic crashes in WV were not spatially correlated. However, crash severities were found to be positively correlated.
Azimian, Amin and Pyrialakou, Dimitra
"Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis in Traffic Safety,"
International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research: Vol. 7:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://dc.uwm.edu/ijger/vol7/iss1/4