Analysis of vehicle horn use and factors at intersections in an urban area of Taiwan

Masayuki Takada, Shoki Tsunekawa, Kazuma Hashimoto, Tamaki Inada, Yoshinao Oeda, Katsuya Yamauchi, Ki Hong Kim, Shin Ichiro Iwamiya

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Abstract

In urban areas in many countries, noise pollution is generated by the frequent use of car and motorcycle horns. The final goal of the present study is to clarify the causes of horn use and to propose a transportation system to suppress horn use. To this end, we have investigated relationships between horn use and factors such as driver awareness, behavior, and vehicular environment. Our previous study investigated causal relationships between horn use and the vehicular environment in Taiwan, and found that horn use was more frequent when gridlock occurred at intersections. The present study analyzed details of gridlock situations at three intersections in Taipei during which vehicle horns were used. We found many cases where honking began after vehicles entered the intersection to turn left during the green-light phase. In particular, drivers often used their horns when they had to wait for more than 4 seconds for the vehicles in front of them to start moving after a green light allowed left turns. Logistic regression analysis revealed that the probability of a driver using a vehicle horn was significantly affected by the duration between the signal turning green and the vehicle in front of them starting to move.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019
EditorsMartin Ochmann, Vorlander Michael, Janina Fels
PublisherInternational Commission for Acoustics (ICA)
Pages7153-7160
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783939296157
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: Sep 9 2019Sep 23 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics
Volume2019-September
ISSN (Print)2226-7808
ISSN (Electronic)2415-1599

Conference

Conference23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019
CountryGermany
CityAachen
Period9/9/199/23/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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