TRAFFIC SENSING AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM EXPERIMENTAL INSTALLATION, WASHINGTON, D.C.

TWO-THIRDS OF ALL ACCIDENTS OCCUR ON CITY STREETS, WITH ONE-THIRD OCCURING AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF CITY STREETS. IN ADDITION, MANY OF THE "NONINTERSECTION" ACCIDENTS CAN UNDOUBTEDLY BE ATTRIBUTED TO OPERATIONS AT INTERSECTIONS. WITH RESPECT TO COSTS, ONE-HALF OF TOTAL ACCIDENT COSTS ARISES FROM ACCIDENTS ON CITY STREETS; ONE-FIFTH OF ALL ACCIDENT COSTS ARISES FROM ACCIDENTS AT CITY-STREET INTERSECTIONS. THE TRAFFIC SENSING AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WAS DEVELOPED AS PART OF THE URBAN INTERSECTION PROJECT, THE AIM OF WHICH IS TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND FLOW AT URBAN INTERSECTIONS. THE METHOD USED IN THIS SYSTEM IS VIDEO CAMERAS AND CONTINUOUS VIDEO RECORDING WITH AUTOMATIC TRAFFIC SIGNAL MONITORING. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Incorporated

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14221
  • Authors:
    • Poivers, L D
    • Rosenbaum, M J
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 436-61

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1973 12:00AM