ESTABLISHING CRITERIA FOR SPEED LIMITS IN SCHOOL ZONES

A CRITERIA WAS DEVELOPED FOR ESTABLISHING SPEED LIMITS IN SCHOOL ZONES AND TO ISOLATE THE SIGNIFICANT FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE SPEEDS IN SCHOOL ZONES. STUDY SITES WERE CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO TYPE OF SCHOOL, TYPE OF HIGHWAY AND THE AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC. DATA COLLECTED INCLUDED VEHICLE SPEEDS /MEASURED BY RADAR/, TRAFFIC VOLUMES AND THE PHYSICAL FEATURES OF THE ROADWAY AND SCHOOL AREA. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS INDICATED THAT APPROACH SPEED LIMIT, DISTANCE OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS FROM ROADWAY EDGE, TRAFFIC VOLUMES, LENGTH OF SCHOOL ZONE, PHYSICAL LAYOUT OF SCHOOL, AND TYPE OF SCHOOL ARE ALL SIGNIFICANT FACTORS INFLUENCING MEAN SPEEDS IN SCHOOL ZONES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report No 21 MAY 1966, HPR
  • Corporate Authors:

    West Virginia State Road Commission

    1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
    Charleston, WV  USA  25305-0440

    West Virginia University, Morgantown

    Morgantown, WV  USA  26506
  • Authors:
    • Carter, Everett C
    • Jain, R P
  • Publication Date: 1966

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 1 1994 12:00AM