AN ANALYSIS OF FREEWAY EMERGENCY SERVICE STOPS

THE PROVISION OF EMERGENCY SERVICES TO THE STRANDED MOTORIST ON FREEWAYS REQUIRES A COORDINATED EFFORT OF ALL RELATED AGENCIES. A SCHEMATIC MODEL FOR A SYSTEMS ANALYSIS STRUCTURE HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR RESPONDING TO FREEWAY INCIDENTS. THE OPERATION OF AN EMERGENCY SERVICE SYSTEM HAS BEEN REPRESENTED IN AN ACTIVITY MODEL. IT DESCRIBES THE CHRONOLOGICAL SEQUENCE OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES PERFORMED BY THE MAJOR COMPONENTS: POLICE, MECHANICAL, FIRE, AND MEDICAL SERVICE OF THE DETECTION AND SERVICE SUBSYSTEMS. THE PERFORMANCE OF ALTERNATIVE EMERGENCY SERVICE SYSTEMS WAS ANALYZED ON THE BASIS OF COST AND EFFECTIVENESS. THE ACTIVITY MODEL HAS BEEN APPLIED TO ANALYZE SELECTED DETECTION AND SERVICE SYSTEMS ON A LINEAR URBAN FREEWAY WITH HIGH AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC FLOWS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 203 Pp, 55 FIG, 9 TAB, 145 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    College of Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720
  • Authors:
    • KELLER, H
  • Publication Date: 1969-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00220777
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1970 12:00AM