Traffic Surveys are Carried Out

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Traffic surveys are carried out-

  1. to know the type of traffic
  2. to determine the facilities for traffic regulations
  3. to design a proper drainage system
  4. all the above

Answer: 4. All of the above

Traffic surveys are carried out to know the type of traffic, the facilities for traffic regulations, and to design a proper drainage system.


The goal of traffic surveys is to collect data that correctly reflects the region’s actual traffic situation. Traffic surveys are carried out for the following objectives – 

  • To determine the traffic characteristics (type of traffic)
  • To determine the facilities required for traffic control for efficient traffic movement.
  • To design a proper drainage system as improper drainage can affect traffic flow.
  • To decide on geometrical design features of the road.

Different types of traffic surveys are – 

  • Traffic volume study
  • Speed studies
  • Origin and destination study
  • Traffic flow characteristics studies
  • Traffic capacity studies
  • Parking studies
  • Accident studies

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