EFFECTS OF MOTORIZED TRAFFIC NOISE. PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC DATA

EFFETS DU BRUIT DE CIRCULATION AUTOMOBILE, DONNEES PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGIQUES ET ECONOMIQUES

After a review of general knowledge gathered by acoustics specialists/physiologists on noise in general, the paper describes the results of physiological, psychosociological and economics studies carried out by IRT-CERN since 1972 on the effects of motorized traffic noise. Physiological effects are initially examined (hearing acuity risks, sleep disturbance), then activity disturbance (vigilance, performance, intelligibility) and the psychosociological impact of traffic noise (noise and discomfort, survey and evaluation methods, tolerance). The results of an enquiry, carried out by IRT-CERN among 965 frontagers in urban units of more than 50000 inhabitants, are then discussed. Finally the analysis elements of economics and social costs are described (price variation of buildings and land, sound insulation and repair costs, loss of investment, estimated figures for noise impact). In conclusion noise levels and proposals for orientating the reduction of the impact of traffic noise are defined. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transport Research

    Avenue du General Malleret-Joinville, Arcueil
    Val de Marne, 94,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Lamure, C
    • VALLET, M
    • MAURIN, M
    • VERNET, M
    • Lambert, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 78 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM