Survey on vehicle horn use at intersections in Taipei City, Taiwan

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

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Abstract

Car horns were originally installed in vehicles for safety. However, many urban areas in several countries face serious noise problems related to the use of car and motorbike horns. The ultimate goals of the present study are to clarify the causes of driver horn use and to propose a transportation system that suppresses horn use. To this end, relationships between horn use and factors including driver awareness and behaviour, the vehicular environment and the transportation system should be investigated. The present study therefore conducted surveys to grasp the current circumstances of horn use and traffic at three intersections in an urban area of Taiwan. It was found that the frequency of honking increased with the traffic volume during hours other than weekday rush hours. It is supposed that high traffic volumes during the morning and evening rush hours on weekdays were due to the presence of many motorcycles. In terms of vehicle type, the relationship between driver horn use and the traffic volume of standard-sized vehicles was found. Moreover, the analysis of horn use during traffic signal cycles at each intersection revealed that the frequency of horn use increased when left-turning vehicles obstructed traffic in other lanes.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event47th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering: Impact of Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2018Aug 29 2018

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Other47th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering: Impact of Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period8/26/188/29/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Tsunekawa, S., Hashimoto, K., Inada, T., Takada, M., Oeda, Y., Yamauchi, K., ... Iwamiya, S. I. (2018). Survey on vehicle horn use at intersections in Taipei City, Taiwan. Paper presented at 47th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering: Impact of Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2018, Chicago, United States.