Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Education Technology, Management and Humanities Science

The trade-off between safety and flow of traffic

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Jingsong Meng
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Jingsong Meng
Available Online March 2015.
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The tradeoff between safety and flow of traffic
Abstract
In this paper, I study how speed-limit affects the safety and flow. To study is respectively, first, I study the relationship between accidents rate and speed-limit. In this section, accidents happened due to overtaking and tailgating and the equations are based on the fundamental law of motion. Then, to study the effect of flow, I set up a model based on cellular automation. In my model, vehicles drive following series of simple rules, and the flow changes due to different speed-limit. I can draw a further conclusion by summarizing the results of my model. Finally, I can get the effect speed-limit has on flow and safety. To tradeoff the flow and safety, I allocate coefficients to each of them. The size of the coefficient represents how much I value this factor---flow or safety. Then I can understand the different results (flow and safety) based on different speed-limit.
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