In the research project on safety criteria for traffic provisions the driving behavior of traffic participants on a certain route is studied and related to the lack of safety on parts of that route. In the framework a test measurement 'transport profiles' is done by which apparatus are tested for the recording of the dynamic characteristics of a vehicle driving on certain routes. Modifications in the driving behavior caused by discontinuities in the layout of the road and by the mutual influence of other traffic participants are included as explanatory variables in accident analyses. Modifications in the movement characteristics of vehicles can be measured on the time and distance axle. Results of measurements can be reproduced as so called 'transport profiles'. Together they form the dynamic characteristics of the traffic process. The traffic processes can be distinguished for different types of highway inside and outside built-up areas, for the different types of junctions and for changes of types of highway. Measurements are done by the roughness-measurement vehicle, the floating car and videorecording.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available only in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. All others refer to Institute for Road Safety SWOV, P.O. Box 170, 2260 AD Leidschendam, The Netherlands.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

    Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
    The Hague,   Netherlands  2594 AW
  • Authors:
    • Janssen, STMC
  • Publication Date: 1988


  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-88-51
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM