One of the greatest obstacles a professional traffic engineer faces in applying sound principles of traffic control is that everyone who has a driver's license is convinced that they are traffic experts. Consequently, the traffic engineer is often given not only the diagnosis of a traffic problem, but a remedy as well. This article reviews some of the myths and realities pertaining to traffic engineering and traffic controls, then looks at a few of the common traffic controls (pedestrian crosswalks, traffic signals, speed limits, flashing beacons) in view of these myths and realities.

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  • Accession Number: 00490630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1990 12:00AM