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Evaluation of traffic safety, based on micro-level behavioural data: theoretical framework and first implementation.

Laureshyn, Aliaksei LU ; Svensson, Åse LU and Hydén, Christer LU (2010) In Accident; analysis and prevention 42(6). p.1637-1646
Abstract
A traffic encounter between individual road users is a process of continuous interplay over time and space and may be seen as an elementary event with the potential to develop into an accident. This paper proposes a framework for organising all traffic encounters into a severity hierarchy based on some operational severity measure. A severity hierarchy provides a description of the safety situation and trade-off between safety and efficiency in the traffic system. As a first approach to study the encounter process, a set of indicators is proposed to describe an encounter. These indicators allow for a continuous description even if the relationship between the road users changes during the process (e.g., when they are on a collision course... (More)
A traffic encounter between individual road users is a process of continuous interplay over time and space and may be seen as an elementary event with the potential to develop into an accident. This paper proposes a framework for organising all traffic encounters into a severity hierarchy based on some operational severity measure. A severity hierarchy provides a description of the safety situation and trade-off between safety and efficiency in the traffic system. As a first approach to study the encounter process, a set of indicators is proposed to describe an encounter. These indicators allow for a continuous description even if the relationship between the road users changes during the process (e.g., when they are on a collision course or leave it). Automated video analysis is suggested as a tool that will allow data collection for validation of the proposed theories. (Less)
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Accident; analysis and prevention
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1637 - 1646
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1879-2057
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10.1016/j.aap.2010.03.021
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  issn         = {1879-2057},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1637--1646},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Accident; analysis and prevention},
  title        = {Evaluation of traffic safety, based on micro-level behavioural data: theoretical framework and first implementation.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2010.03.021},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2010},
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