Noting the number of vehicles crossing a section of roadway in a unit time is called ____.
A. Traffic volume study
B. Traffic mass study
C. Traffic characteristics study
D. Traffic density study
Answer: Option A – Traffic volume study
Traffic Volume Study is defined as the study of number of vehicles crossing a section of road per unit during any selected period.
Traffic density is the amount of traffic per unit of road length i.e. vehicles per kilometer
Traffic characteristics is the most essential prerequisite for any improvement of traffic facilities.
- The traffic characteristics includes road users characteristics and vehicular characteristics.The physical, mental and emotional characteristics of human beings are to be given particular attention.
- The vehicular characteristics includes study of various parameters of vehicles like dimensions, weight, maximum turning radius, speed, braking system, lighting system, tyres, etc.