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Traffic issues are an important topic in science, not only because there is a lot of research going on, but mostly because it affects our daily life when we drive to the office and when we come back home. In this bachelor thesis , two kind of traffic situations are discussed: a two one-way crossroads and a roadblock. Both situations are modeled and optimized by defining and then minimizing the total waiting time. This way of traffic optimization is not always the best, especially if one thinks from the driver\'s perspective. Therefore, in the second part, both traffic scenarios (two one-way crossroads and a roadblock) are discussed from a very different angle: the driver\'s perspective. Obviously, now quantities like maximum capacity of a road, maximum traffic flux, minimum waiting time are less relevant. Instead, the focus is on the driver\'s irritation produced by the surrounding traffic.
A discrete traffic flow model is used to capture the effect of the traffic lights policy on both queue lengths and on the driver\'s irritation. The simlation results recover real-life data describing the traffic flow on the Leidsestraat in Hillegom, The Netherlands.