MULTI-WAY STOPS--THE RESEARCH SHOWS THE MUTCD IS CORRECT!
This paper reviewed over 70 technical papers covering all-way stops (or multiway stops) and their success and failure as traffic control devices in residential areas. The study looked at how multiway stop signs have been used as traffic calming measures to control speed. There have been 23 hypotheses studied using multiway stops as speed control. The research found an additional nine hypotheses studied showing the effect multiway stops have on other traffic engineering problems. The research found that, overwhelmingly, multiway stop signs do not control speed except under very limited conditions. The research shows that the concerns about unwarranted stop signs are well founded.
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Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- Bretherton Jr, W Martin
- Transportation Frontiers for the Next Millennium: 69th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Date: 1999-8-1 to 1999-8-4
- Publication Date: 1999
- Pagination: 13p
- TRT Terms: Multiway stop signs; Research; Residential areas; Residential streets; Speed control; Traffic calming; Traffic control devices; Traffic engineering
- Identifier Terms: Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Research; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 00770195
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Publication No. CD-006
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 14 1999 12:00AM