RUNNING COSTS OF MOTOR VEHICLES AS AFFECTED BY ROAD DESIGN AND TRAFFIC
AN ANALYSIS HAS BEEN MADE OF THE EFFECTS OF HIGHWAY DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS AND TRAFFIC FLOW PATTERNS ON HIGHWAY USER OPERATING COSTS IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS. MOTOR VEHICLES WERE DIVIDED INTO AUTOMOBILES AND TRUCKS. THE COSTS STUDIED WERE THOSE FOR FUEL AND OIL, TIRE WEAR, AND THE PORTIONS OF MAINTENANCE, DEPRECIATION, AND ACCIDENT COSTS RELATED TO VEHICLE USE. THE HIGHWAY FEATURES STUDIED WERE PROFILE, ALIGNMENT, SURFACE, INTERSECTIONS AT GRADE, ACCESS--EXIT POINTS, ROAD AND SHOULDER WIDTHS, AND LENGTH. INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED BY DIRECT EXPERIMENT, ANALYSES OF USER COST RECORDS, PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS. AND REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE. THE FINDINGS ARE REPORTED IN THE TEXT AND EMBODIED IN GRAPHS THAT RELATE THE VARIABLES FOR PREDICTIVE PURPOSES.
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- Publication Date: 1970-12
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Pagination: 5 p.
- NCHRP Research Results Digest
- Issue Number: 23
- Publisher: Transportation Research Board
- TRT Terms: Economic impacts; Fuel consumption; Highway design; Motor vehicles; Operating costs; Tires; Traffic; Traffic crashes; Traffic flow; Travel patterns; Wear
- Uncontrolled Terms: Traffic patterns
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00223432
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, TRB
- Created Date: May 10 1971 12:00AM