FREEWAY ACCIDENT REPORTING AND CLEARANCE PROCEDURES ON THE GULF FREEWAY

INVESTIGATION IS MADE OF THE DELAY TO FREEWAY TRAFFIC INDUCED BY THE OCCURRENCE OF MINOR ACCIDENTS. THE GULF FREEWAY SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL CENTER USES A TELEVISION SYSTEM FOR SURVEILLANCE AND A DIGITAL COMPUTER FOR DATA COLLECTION AND CONTROL. THESE WERE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A VIDEO TAPE RECORDER TO STUDY THE POST-ACCIDENT EVENTS. ANALYSES OF REPORTING, ARRIVAL, CLEARANCE, AND INVESTIGATION SITES OUT OF SIGHT OF FREEWAY TRAFFIC COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE DELAY CAUSED BY GAPERS BLOCK. CONSTRUCTION OF A SERIES OF INVESTIGATION AREAS UNDERNEATH THE FREEWAY OVERPASSES IS PROPOSED FOR IMPLEMENTATION. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, 2-8-69-139
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  USA  78701

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Goolsby, M E
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 7 1994 12:00AM