Roadway Junction

Traffic-related researchers have always had an interest in understanding the operation of intersections [15]. "Intersections, where up to 85% of EV injury crashes occur, pose the greatest safety risk" [6]. Among EVs under emergency use between 2000 and 2009, 46% of all fatal [emphasized for website] crashes and 50% of all fatalities occurred within an intersection [7]. This is consistent with previous studies on earlier periods which indicated that between 50-60% of fatal collisions occur at intersections [5].


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Figure 3: Intersections and collisions resulting in injury. Pie slices represent the percentage of collisions occurring at an intersection versus other locations. Figure adapted from Custalow & Gravitz, 2004; Figure 6.