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Type: Conference paper
Title: An analysis of driver behaviour through rural curves: exploratory results on driver speed
Author: Turner, B.
Woolley, J.
Cairney, P.
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Australasian Road Safety Conference, 2015, pp.1-10
Issue Date: 2015
Conference Name: Australasian Road Safety Conference (ACRS) (14 Oct 2015 - 16 Oct 2015 : Gold Coast, Qld)
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Blair Turner, Jeremy Woolley and Peter Cairney
Abstract: Speed, whether above the speed limit or too fast for the conditions, is a significant contributor to fatal and serious injuries at curves on rural roads. The driving behaviour of 40 motorists was assessed using an instrumented vehicle. This vehicle tracked driver behaviour through around 200 curves on a set driving route. Factors including speed, acceleration, side force and lane position were recorded for each driver. Details regarding the design elements of the route were also collected, including curve severity, direction (left or right), horizontal alignment, grade and cross slope. This paper provides initial results for driver speed behaviour through different types of curves, and discusses the implications of the findings.
Rights: Copyright: Authors retain copyright of papers presented at the Australasian College of Road Safety Conferences
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