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Simplification of Road Transport Infrastructure Layout for Better Self-Explanation

Adam TOROK
Department of Transport Technology and Economics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
American Journal of Vehicle Design. 2013, 1(1), 16-20. DOI: 10.12691/ajvd-1-1-3
Published online: August 25, 2017

Abstract

Improving road safety is a primary goal in the European Union. Authors are investigating road transport as a complex system consisting of infrastructure, vehicles and the human side. This is a complex system that is designed, built, and managed by people. This article aimed to investigate the cross-sectional layout of road transport infrastructure and the statistical analysis of the results. The national road infrastructure building standards formed the basis of investigation. The author has formulated the hypothesis that local planning regulations in Hungary must be simplified and road types should have been merged. The cross-sectional layout is very important from the driver’s point of view regarding the appropriate choice of speed, which is dependent on the psychological schema corresponding to the given road layout and is important for proper behavior in traffic.

Keywords:

cross-sectional layout of road infrastructure, statistical analysis, factor analysis, self-explaining roads
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