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Congestion and safety on highways : towards an analytical model

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

SHEFER, D.
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-Israel Inst. of Technology, Haifa, Israel


Description :
The relationship between congestion and accidents is investigated. Special attention is paid to the impact of congestion on the number of fatalities. A parabolic relationship between density and fatal accidents on highways is expected. In addition to the negative impact of congestion in terms of time losses, there is a positive impact, since fatalities are reduced. Some supporting evidence is found for a number of countries where low numbers of fatalities are observed during the morning peak.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Urban studies (Harlow), issn : 0042-0980, 1997, vol. 34, n°. 4, p. 679-692, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 39 ref.

Date :
1997

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Harlow, Longman Group

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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