Car drivers' perception and acceptance of waiting time at signalized intersectons

Bas van der Bijl, Jacob Dirk Vreeswijk, Jing Bie, Eric C. van Berkum

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Abstract

While waiting at a traffic light, drivers' perceived waiting time can differ from the actual waiting time. Through a comprehensive video survey this paper shows that the perceived waiting time depends not only on the actual waiting time but also on other factors such as the number of stops in the queue and the presence of a red wave between adjacent intersections. Both waiting times with very short and very long durations are likely to be overestimated. Compared to a long standstill waiting, moving and stopping several times at the same intersection (due to short signal cycles) lead to lower perceived waiting times. When passing two adjacent intersections, car drivers dislike stopping at both intersections, especially if the second stop is relatively short. Based on the survey results, models are proposed for estimating drivers' perception and their acceptance of waiting time. These models have been validated by a real-world experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Washington DC, 5-7 October 2011
Place of PublicationWashington
PublisherIEEE
Pages451-456
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-2196-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2011
Event14th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2011 - Washington, United States
Duration: 5 Oct 20117 Oct 2011
Conference number: 14

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE

Conference

Conference14th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2011
Abbreviated titleITSC
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period5/10/117/10/11

Keywords

  • METIS-278116
  • IR-101424

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