Effects of Wireless Telephone Use on Rear-End Collision Potential

Due to increased variety of actions caused by signal changes, rear-end accidents is the most common accident type at signalized intersections. The accident of rear-end collision is closely related with the driving behavior, this including the use of wireless telephone is one among the key factors. This paper utilized the logit model of stop/go decision during yellow interval to estimate rear-end collision probability on the basis of driving simulator data. Monte-Carlo simulation is used to find out how wireless phone use, age, and gender influences the rear-end collision potential. The results show that: 1) Probability of stop decision for outgoing call is the highest. 2) For middle age people, the probability of stop decision is the lowest, showing that the middle-aged people have more aggressive driving behavior than the other two age groups. 3) Probability of stop decision of female people is lower on the whole.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 2588-2599
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2015: Efficient, Safe, and Green Multimodal Transportation

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01574792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479292
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2015 3:03PM