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Relation safety and traffic operations

It seems that safety and traffic operations are two conflicting sides of traffic. Normally, improving safety leads to negative impacts on traffic operations. Examples are increasing the distance between vehicles on the motorway or building roundabouts instead of signalised intersections. The research question is: how is the balance between safety and traffic operations? Under which conditions does an improvement in safety also leads to an improvement in traffic operations and the other way round?

Start date:
February 15, 2008

Research topic:
Safety and sustainability

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