Effect of rain on travel demand and traffic accidents

Edward Chung, Osamu Ohtani, Hiroshi Warita, Masao Kuwahara, H. Morita

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Abstract

zThis paper studies the effect of rain on travel demand measured on the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway (MEX). Rainfall data monitored by the Japan Meteorological Agency's meso-scale network of weather stations are used. This study found that travel demand decreases during rainy days and, in particular, larger reductions occur over the weekend. The effect of rainfall on the number of accidents recorded on 10 routes on the MEX is also analysed. Statistical testing shows that the average frequency of accidents, during periods of rainfall, is significantly different from the average frequency at other times.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITSC`05
Subtitle of host publication2005 IEEE Intelligent Conference on Transportation Systems, Proceedings
Pages1080-1083
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2005 Sep 132005 Sep 16

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC
Volume2005

Other

Other8th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period05/9/1305/9/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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