Effect of rain on travel demand and traffic accidents

Chung, Edward, Ohtani, Osamu, Warita, Hiroshi, Kuwahara, Masao, & Morita, Hirohisa (2005) Effect of rain on travel demand and traffic accidents. In Smid, E (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13 - 16 September, 2005, Austria, Vienna.

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This paper studies the effect of rain on travel demand measured on the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway (MEX). Rainfall data monitored by the Japan Meteorological Agency's meso-scale network of weather stations are used. This study found that travel demand decreases during rainy days and, in particular, larger reductions occur over the weekend. The effect of rainfall on the number of accidents recorded on 10 routes on the MEX is also analysed. Statistical testing shows that the average frequency of accidents, during periods of rainfall, is significantly different from the average frequency at other times.

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ID Code: 37504
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: road accidents, road safety, road traffic, statistical analysis
DOI: 10.1109/ITSC.2005.1520201
ISBN: 0-7803-9215-9
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Simulation and Modelling (080110)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2010 04:30
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:06

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