EVALUATION OF TRAFFIC LANE-USE CONTROL SIGNS

AN EVALUATION IS PRESENTED AS AFFECTED BY THE INSTALLATION OF OVERHEAD LANE-USE CONTROL SIGNS ON ONE-WAY TRAFFIC SECTIONS OF SU-12 IN ADVANCE OF SIX INTERSECTIONS IN THE CITY OF WAYNE, WAYNE COUNTY. THE INSTALLATION OF THE SIGNS (COSTING $6,602 FOR SIX OVERHEAD SIGN SUSPENSION ASSEMBLIES) CONTRIBUTED TO THE REDUCTION IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS BY 44% (88 TO 49) IN A ONE YEAR PERIOD. DURING THE SAME PERIOD, THE INCIDENCE OF ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY TURNING FROM THE WRONG LANE WAS REDUCTED BY 58% (31 TO 13). THIS ACCIDENT REDUCTION, ACCORDINT TO A NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL CRITERIA, RESULTED IN SAVINGS OF 47,900 TO THE MOTORING PUBLIC. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No Tsd-SS-112-69, 16PP, 2 TAB, 11 FIG
  • Corporate Authors:

    Michigan Department of State Highways

    State Highways Building, PO Drawer K
    Lansing, MI  USA  48904
  • Authors:
    • Hoffman, M R
  • Publication Date: 1969-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 26 1971 12:00AM