## Highway Engineering Questions and Answers - Traffic Engineering

1. The minimum length of vertical curve recommended by IRC for a design speed of 100kmph is?
a) 30m
b) 40m
c) 50m
d) 60m

Explanation: IRC recommends a value of 60m for curve having a design speed of 100kmph this value decreases with a decrease in speed.

2. The branch of engineering that deals with improvement of traffic performance, traffic studies and traffic network is called ___________
a) Highway engineering
b) Railway engineering
c) Traffic engineering
d) Traffic management

Explanation: The branch of engineering that deals with improvement of traffic performance, traffic studies and traffic network are called as traffic engineering, it also includes geometric design and other specifications

3. In India for design of roads pedestrian is considered as ___________
a) Element of traffic
b) Intruder in traffic
c) Essential part of traffic
d) Controller of traffic

Explanation: In India unfortunately pedestrian is considered as an intruder in traffic and not given much importance as a result most of the victims are pedestrians only.

4. The basic objective of traffic engineering is to achieve ___________
a) Efficient, free and rapid flow of traffic with least priority given to accidents
b) Efficient, free and rapid flow of traffic with fewer accidents
c) Efficient and rapid flow of traffic
d) Rapid flow of traffic

Explanation: The basic objective of traffic engineering is to achieve efficient, free and rapid flow of traffic with fewer accidents and pedestrians are also given importance.

5. The study of traffic engineering is divided into how many major categories?
a) Five
b) Six
c) Seven
d) Eight

Explanation: The study of traffic engineering is divided into 7 major categories they are traffic characteristics, traffic studies and analysis, planning and analysis, geometric design, traffic operation, road safety and administration.

6. The “3-Es” of traffic engineering stand for?
b) Engineering, education and expulsion
c) Engineering, education and enforcement
d) Engineering, education and enthusiasm

Explanation: The “3-Es” in traffic engineering represent Engineering, education and enforcement.

7. In traffic engineering, the elements are classified into how many categories?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four

Explanation: In traffic engineering, the elements are classified into two categories they are human and machine

8. Which of the following roads are congested during peak hours?
c) Highways
d) Express ways

Explanation: The urban roads mostly in cities and towns are congested during morning and evening times due to the school, college and office timings

9.The traffic survey is conducted during ___________
a) Harvest season
b) Harvest and lean season
c) Rainy season
d) Summer season