Traffic Engineering Questions and Answers – Application of Speed Study

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This set of Traffic Engineering Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Application of Speed Study”.

1. Which of the following is not an application of speed study?
a) Determining appropriate speed limits
b) Analyzing the cause of accidents
c) Deciding speed trends
d) For deciding PCU
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Answer: d
Explanation: Deciding PCU (Passenger Car Unit) is not an application of speed study. Determining appropriate speed limits, analyzing causes of accidents, and deciding speed trends are some of the applications of speed study.

2. Why are speed trends at local, state, and national level established?
a) To standardize a speed limit
b) To compare the results
c) To assess the effectiveness of the national strategies on speed limits
d) For design purposes
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Answer: c
Explanation: The speed trends at local, state, and national level are established to check out the effectiveness of the national strategies on speed limits. They are also used to assess the effectiveness of enforcements.

3. Cost-benefit analysis of a highway project is an application of speed study.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: a
Explanation: The statement, “Cost-benefit analysis of a highway project is an application of speed study” is true. A cost-benefit analysis is an assessment of the financial benefits and losses of various set of alternatives.
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4. With the help of speed studies, traffic operations are controlled and regulated to ______
a) establish safe speed limits
b) analyze traffic capacity
c) analyze the cause of accidents
d) decide speed trends
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Answer: a
Explanation: With the help of speed studies, traffic operations are controlled and regulated to establish safe speed limits. It also helps to dictate the position and size of traffic signs.

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