A Mathematical Model to Set Speed Limits For Vehicles on the Highway

This paper develops a mathematical model that can be used for establishing specific speed limits for vehicles traveling on roads. The model is developed on a measure of the impact force of two vehicles involved in a head-on collision. A hypothetical case study based on the impact of force on the human body is examined. Results reveal a variation of speed with regard to the occupied position distance. The authors also examine the role that seatbelts play as a safety feature for vehicle occupants. The authors contend that developing a quantitative approach for evaluating the impacts of speed would help in reducing accidents as well as in helping to track speed violators.

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  • Authors:
    • Oke, Sunday Ayoola
    • Bamigbaiye, Ayokunle
    • Oyedokun, Oluwafemi Isaac
    • Charles-Owaba, Oliver Ekpere
  • Publication Date: 2006

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01042894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2007 2:38PM