Scientists at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) in the United States are hoping a new study will help develop proactive measures to prevent vehicle crashes.

Car crashes are typically associated with an unexpected situation that triggers drivers to conduct a hard braking, swerving, or hard acceleration maneuver.

VTTI researchers are studying such maneuvers, known as G-force events, to help identify risky behaviors, risky drivers, and risky conditions prior to the crash.

“We want to use this data to develop proactive countermeasures that will not only improve safety but help prevent crashes before they happen,” said Feng Guo, professor of statistics in the College of Science and lead data scientist at the VTTI.

Read more about the study online.