Effect of Road Width on Driver Behaviour Studied Using Acceleration Noise-A Case Study

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Nandini K
Pradeep Reddy M
Raveesh J

Abstract

Traffic volume studies are conducted to determine the number, movements, and classifications
of roadway vehicles at a given location. These data can help identify critical flow time periods,
determine the influence of large vehicles or pedestrians on vehicular traffic flow, or document
traffic volume trends. The length of the sampling period depends on the type of count being
taken and the intended use of the data recorded. For example, an intersection count may be
conducted during the peak flow period. If so, manual count with 15-minute intervals could be
used to obtain the traffic volume data
Motorists on a transportation facility very often evaluate the facility by the speed at which they
can travel and by the uniformity of the speed. Travelers in a. vehicle will feel most comfortable
if the vehicle is driven at a uniform speed. When the traffic on a highway is very light, a driver
generally attempts, consciously or unconsciously, to maintain a rather uniform speed, but he never
quite succeeds. He has to accelerate and decelerate occasionally instead. The distribution of his
accelerations (deceleration is minus acceleration) essentially follows a normal distribution. From
recent research results, the acceleration noise (AN) has proved to be a possible measurement
for the smoothness or the quality of traffic flow. AN is defined as the standard deviation of the
accelerations. The present investigation is carried in Benz’s circle Vijayawada results are drawn.

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K N, M P, J R. Effect of Road Width on Driver Behaviour Studied Using Acceleration Noise-A Case Study. sms [Internet]. 31Dec.2019 [cited 29Jan.2023];11(SUP):216-20. Available from: https://smsjournals.com/index.php/SAMRIDDHI/article/view/1335
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