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Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 525–535 | Cite as

Averaging Our Perceptions of Highway Speed

  • Jennifer Switkes
Article

Abstract

We consider the effects of averaging drivers’ perceptions of the average speed on a highway. This work builds on a previous model that considers a single driver’s perception of the average speed on a highway.

AMS Subject Classification

60-01 

Keywords

Traffic flow Inspection paradox 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsCalifornia State Polytechnic UniversityPomonaUSA

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