# Highway Engineering MCQs Part 3: Multiple Choice Q&A

Highway Engineering MCQs Part 3. Part 3 of Highway Engineering Multiple Choice Questions and Answers related to Civil Engineering. For Part 2 see Highway Engineering MCQs Part 2

## Highway Engineering MCQs Part 3

An equivalent factor of passenger car unit (PCU) for a passenger car as per IRC is ??

a. 10
b. 0.5
c. 2.0
d. 1.0

If the design speed is V kmph and the deviation angle is N radians, then the total length of a valley curve in meters is given by the expression ??

a. 3.8 (NV3)”2
b. 3.8 NV”2
c. 0.38 (NV3)”2
d. 0.38 N V3/2

With an increase in speed of the traffic stream, the minimum spacing of vehicles ??

a. first increases and then decreases after reaching a maximum value at optimum speed
b. first decreases and then increases after reaching a minimum value at optimum speed
c. decreases
d. increases

Highway facilities are designed for ??

a. peak hourly volume of the year
b. thirtieth highest hourly volume
c. annual average daily traffic
d. annual average hourly volume

With an increase in speed of the traffic stream, the maximum capacity of the lane ??

a. first decreases and then increases after reaching a minimum value at optimum speed
b. first increases and then decreases after reaching a maximum value at optimum speed
c. decreases
d. increases

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For highway geometric design purposes the speed used is ??

a. 98 percentile
b. 85th percentile
c. 50 percentile
d. 15th percentile

If the stopping distance and average length of a vehicle are 18 m and 6 m respectively, then the theoretical maxi¬mum capacity of a traffic lane at a speed of 10 m/sec is ??

a. 3000 vehicles per hour
b. 2500 vehicles per hour
c. 2000 vehicles per hour
d. 1500 vehicles per hour

The maximum width of a vehicle as recommended by IRC is ??

a. 4.72 m
b. 3.81 m
c. 2.44 m
d. 1.85m

The diagram which shows all important physical conditions of an accident location like roadway limits, bridges, trees, and all details of roadway conditions is known as ??

a. collision diagram
b. condition diagram
c. spot maps
d. pie chart

Select the correct statement ??

a. 85th percentile speed is more than 98th percentile speed
b. Spot speed is the average speed of a vehicle at a specified section
c. Traffic capacity should always be more than traffic volume
d. Traffic volume should always be more than traffic capacity

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The background color of the informatory signboard is ??

a. white
b. green
c. yellow
d. red

Which of the following methods is preferred for collecting origin and destination data for a small area like a mass business center or a large intersection ??

a. home interview method
b. return postcard method

When the speed of traffic flow becomes zero, then ??

a. traffic density becomes zero whereas traffic volume attains maximum value
b. traffic density and traffic volume both become zero
c. traffic density and traffic volume both attain maximum value
d. traffic density attains maximum value whereas traffic volume becomes zero

Length of a vehicle affects ??

a. clearance to be provided under structures such as overbridges, under-bridges, etc
b. width of shoulders and parking facilities
c. the extra width of pavement and minimum turning radius
d. width of traffic lanes

Scientific planning of transportation systems and mass transit facilities in cities should be based on ??

a. accident data
b. traffic volume data
c. origin and destination data
d. spot speed data

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Desire lines are plotted in ??

a. origin and destination studies
b. accident studies
c. speed studies
d. traffic volume studies

On a right-angled road intersection with two-way traffic, the total number of conflict points is ??

a. 24
b. 18
c. 11
d. 6

The diagram which shows the approximate path of vehicles and pedestrians involved in accidents is known as ??

a. collision diagram
b. condition diagram
c. pie charts
d. spot maps

Which of the following is indicated by a warning sign ??

a. overtaking prohibited
b. end of speed limit
c. no parking
d. level crossing

Which of the following is known as design capacity ??

a. practical capacity
b. possible capacity
c. theoretical capacity
d. basic capacity