The impact of the average traffic flow speed on occurrence risk of road crash

  • Dalibor Pešić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering
  • Boris Antić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering
  • Emir Smailovic University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering
  • Bojana Todosijević University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering

Abstract

Traffic flow characteristics have a significant impact on occurrence risk of road crash. The most important characteristics of the traffic flow, the impact of which is the subject of numerous studies, are the traffc flow, density, average traffic flow speed, dispersion of traffic flow speeds, as well as the contents of vehicle in traffic flow. These characteristics are in strong correlation between each other, so changes in one parameter conditional make change of other parameters. Research shows that speed-related traffic flow parameters have a significant impact on occurrence risk of road crash. Therefore, in this study an analysis of the impact of the change in the average speed of the traffic flow on the risk of an accident occurred. The research includes a section of the single carriageway from Preljina to Ljig. After the construction of the highway in the stated section of the signle carriageway, a change in the characteristics of the traffic flow occurred, with this study examining the impact of changing the average speed of the traffic flow to the occurrence risk of road crash. The connection between the speed of traffic flow and the risk of accidents has been confirmed in this study, so with the increase in average speed the risk of accidents increases.

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Published
2019-07-08
How to Cite
Pešić, D., Antić, B., Smailovic, E., & Todosijević, B. (2019). The impact of the average traffic flow speed on occurrence risk of road crash. Put I Saobraćaj, 65(2), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.31075/PIS.65.02.05