Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Rizzi L. I. (2008)

Integrating travel delays, road safety, care, vehicle insurance and cost-benefit analysis of road capacity expansion in a unified framework. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11067-007-9047-2

Revista : Networks & Spatial Economics
Volumen : 8
Número : 2
Páginas : 125-140
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


Assuming that both road safety and travel time are a function of traffic density and care from a driver’s standpoint, a theoretical framework is developed. First, an expected-utility framework is developed to study the optimal choice of care by a rational driver. Second, the subjective value of traffic density is derived as a measure of drivers’ willingness to pay for simultaneous road safety improvements and travel time savings. Third, the above results are revisited when car insurance is available. Fourth, a simple cost-benefit analysis rule of road capacity expansion is derived when moral hazard is present.