NEW TECHNIQUES FOR SURVEILLANCE OF THE SAFE DISTANCES BETWEEN VEHICLES ON MOTORWAYS

NEUES VERFAHREN ZUR UEBERWACHUNG DES SICHERHEITSABSTANDES AUF AUTOBAHNEN

SINCE 1975 THE BAVARIAN TRAFFIC POLICE HAVE USED A DEVICE FOR THE SURVEILLANCE OF THE PRESCRIBED SAFE SPACINGS BETWEEN VEHICLES, WHICH HAS ACHIEVED ITS AIM FOLLOWING SEVERAL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT. THE TRAFFIPAX-CAMERA EQUIPMENT REQUIRES ONLY ONE OBSERVER IN COMPARISON TO THE MIRROR MEASURING TECHNIQUE WHICH REQUIRES FOUR CLEARLY VISIBLE POLICE OBSERVERS ON THE MIDDLE OF A BRIDGE AND THE LUEDDECKE TECHNIQUE WHICH REQUIRES TWO OBSERVERS. THE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF THE EQUIPMENT IS, HOWEVER, THAT IT IS FITTED WITH A SPRING LOADED CAMERA, WHICH ENABLES THE OPERATOR TO HAVE REMOTE CONTROL BY MEANS OF A 20 M LONG CABLE, AT A POSITION OUTSIDE THE VIEW OF THE VEHICLE DRIVER. THE ACTUAL EQUIPMENT IS VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE. THE MEASUREMENT PROCESS IS DESCRIBED. PHOTOGRAPHS DEMONSTRATE DETAILS OF THE EQUIPMENT.

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  • Accession Number: 01300267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:46AM