PRIORITY AND SAFETY ON JUNCTIONS 2. COUNTINGS

VOORRANG EN VEILIGHEID OP KRUISPUNTEN 2: ONDERZOEKPLAN TWEEDE FASE; DEELONDEROEK 'TELLINGEN'

As a part of the research project: 'Priority and safety at junctions', the relationship between the highway and traffic characteristics and the number of the different types of accidents were determined for 1500 intersections and T-junctions. An important influence on these relationships is likely to be the quantity of traffic. Foreign studies have shown that data on traffic density can explain the difference in accident rates at 60% of junctions. These studies cannot be applied to the Dutch situation. Therefore traffic counts were done on 10% of the selected junctions using four vehicle classes: bicycle, moped, motorcycle and car or delivery van, and truck or bus. The methods of counting and analyses of the results are discussed. It was found that priority accidents with cars happen mostly on uncontrolled junctions. Accidents with crossing cyclists happen relatively often on controlled junctions.

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    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

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  • Authors:
    • POPPE, F
  • Publication Date: 1988

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00608332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-89-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM