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Title: Road safety differences between priority intersections and intersections with priority to the right: a behavioural analysis of road user interactions
Authors: Polders, Evelien
Advisors: HERMANS, Elke
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: UHasselt Diepenbeek
Abstract: The objective of this study is to identify possible traffic safety differences between priority and priority to the right intersections by observing the road user behaviour at both intersections in vehicle-vehicle interactions. Priority and priority to the right intersections differ in priority rule. This might cause a difference in priority behaviour which result in traffic safety differences between these two intersection types. The road user behaviour is observed by means of a behavioural observation form. The results indicate that the behaviour of other road users and the priority rules influence the road user behaviour. Furthermore, the type of priority control influences the non-compliance of this rule since more drivers violated the priority rule at the priority to the right intersection compared to the priority intersection. Informal traffic rules and psychological right-of-way played an important role in the violation of the priority to the right rule. The drivers' looking and
Notes: master in de verkeerskunde-verkeersveiligheid
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14183
Category: T2
Type: Theses and Dissertations
Appears in Collections: Master theses

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