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# a2_cee3604_2011 sol - CEE 3604 Introduction to...

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CEE 3604: Introduction to Transportation Engineering Fall 2011 Assignment 2: Transportation Systems Solution Instructor: Trani Problem 1 Browse various tables and sections of the “Pocket Guide to Transportation 2011” and read the the class materials for week 2 to answer the following questions. The Pocket Guide to Transportation is available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/ pocket_guide_to_transportation/2011/ . a) How many states have banned texting and the use of handheld devices while driving? Name the states. 31 states have bans on text. 9 on the use of cell phones. 9 banned text and cell phone use. b) How does the State of Virginia compare to others? Explain. So so. Banned texting. Not cell phone use. c) The National Integrated Plan of airport Systems (NPIAS) includes public airports that are important to the development of our aviation system. How many airports are included in this plan? More than 3,200 airports d) According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average serious injury of highway accidents costs \$298,629 in the year 2009. This includes medical, emergency service, rehabilitation, market production, household production, insurance administration, workplace, legal/court, travel delay and property damage costs. Estimate the cost of all serious injuries per year in the year 2009 due to highway accidents. Cost = (2,217,000 injuries) (\$298,629 per injury) = \$6.62e11 (very high social cost)

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