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A Passing Gap Acceptance Model for Two-lane Rural Highways

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01152137

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/oclc/57419946

Abstract:

Passing maneuvers on rural 2-lane highways significantly affect highway capacity, safety, and level of service. This article presents an analysis of data on drivers’ passing decisions on 2-lane rural highways collected with an interactive driving simulator. Measurements of the speeds and positions of all vehicles in several different scenarios were collected and processed to generate observations of gap acceptance behavior. Participants also responded to a questionnaire that collected information on their sociodemographic and driving style characteristics. This data was utilized to develop a model that explains the decision whether to pass or not, using variables that capture the impact of the road geometry, traffic conditions, and drivers’ characteristics. It was found that while traffic related variables had the most important effect on passing decisions, factors related to geometric design and driver characteristics also had a significant effect on these decisions.

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Abstract reprinted with permission from Taylor and Francis

Language:

English

Authors:

Farah, Haneen
Bekhor, Shlomo
Polus, Abishai
Toledo, Tomer

Pagination:

pp 159-172

Publication Date:

2009

Serial:

Transportmetrica

Volume: 5
Issue Number: 3
Publisher: Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
ISSN: 1812-8602
OCLC: 57419946
Serial URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ttra21

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Print

Features:

Figures (3) ; References; Tables (5)

Subject Areas:

Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; I71: Traffic Theory; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning

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Feb 3 2010 1:12PM

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