A New Order: Is It Time for a Rethink on the Traffic Intersection?

Intersections pose particular hazards and some of the solutions engineers have proposed to improve intersection safety are addressed in this article. Adaptive, or intelligent, control systems can improve throughput and use self-organization for better traffic flow. Pavement surfaces could become a medium for information display, giving road users advance notice of conditions and hazards. Roadside-to-vehicle communication can improve pedestrian safety and let vehicles know that it is safe to proceed through an intersection. Advanced driver assistance systems can react more quickly to sudden hazards than human drivers. Eliminating left turns and employing roundabouts can deliver improvements to both safety and traffic flow.


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  • Accession Number: 01354465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2011 4:25PM