Meteorology expert, Dr. Raymond Lee, was interviewed by Radio BeFM to discuss a fog-related 100 car pile-up in which two people were killed and more than 60 were injured.
Radio BEFM Interview
Radio interview courtesy of BeFM. Photo credits AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Throughout this interview Dr. Lee discusses issues such as:
- Safe following distances for driving in optimal and sub-optimal conditions
- Risk perception of drivers in adverse weather conditions
- Optimizing visibility in foggy conditions
- Safety strategies for drivers in foggy conditions
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Forensic Meteorology Casework
As an expert at Robson Forensic, Dr. Lee is frequently retained to investigate vehicle crashes and other mishaps to reconstruct local weather conditions specific to a particular incident. He frequently opines on how weather conditions contributee to the cause of an incident by evaluating factors such as a visibility, lighting, and how weather conditions developed approaching the scene of an incident.
Raymond L. Lee, Jr., Ph.D. is an expert in determining both the meteorological conditions and visibility under difficult environmental and weather conditions, such as darkness, street lighting, rain, snow and fog, and glare from sun and headlights. He applies this expertise to vehicle collisions, such as when a pedestrian or slow moving vehicle is involved, and to slips, trips, and falls. Dr. Lee has also applied his meteorological expertise to: determine how weather conditions changed as a truck driver approached what became a collision; to determine how a road became icy; and, to outdoor events where participant safety was susceptible to changing weather.
He has spent nearly 30 years in meteorological research and education, including the last 17 years as a research professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. He has been awarded six grants from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Lee has testified nationally, researched and written more than 100 technical reports for both civil and criminal cases during the past 16 years. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the Optical Society of America.