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Passenger car equivalence (Bthvp)

Definition
The number of passenger cars (automobiles) displaced by a single heavy vehicle of a particular type under specified roadway, traffic, and control conditions for use in capacity analysis. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Traffic volume (Bthv)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Average daily traffic (Bthva)
Design volume (Bthvd)
Link volume (Bthvm)