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

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 5 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00223432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 10 1971 12:00AM