Studies on the Characteristics of Traffic Accidents in Expressway Tunnels

With the rapid development of expressway construction, the operating safety of tunnels has gradually become a prominent issue. It is necessary to garner more knowledge on the characteristics of traffic accidents in expressway tunnels, which is in favor of improving the safety of tunnels and reducing the traffic accident rate of tunnel sections. Therefore, a study of traffic accidents from sixty-one tunnels of eleven expressways in Guangdong Province between January 2012 and June 2015 has been conducted. Then the distribution characteristics of traffic accidents are summarized respectively from the aspects of accident types, types of accident vehicles, seasons, annual variation trend, location, pavement type, skid resistance, alignment parameter, etc. The analysis results are helpful in formulating a reasonable operation strategy for tunnel traffic safety.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 109-116
  • Monograph Title: Geo-China 2016: Emerging Technologies in Tunnel Engineering, Modeling, Design, Construction, Repair, and Rehabilitation

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784480038
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2016 3:04PM