MINIMUM SPEED LIMITS ON FREEWAYS

THIS STUDY WAS MADE TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING MINIMUM SPEED LIMITS BY LANE ON MULTIPLE-LANE HIGHWAYS. THIS WAS DONE BY ERECTING SIGNS AND OBSERVING TRAFFIC AT FOUR DIFFERENT SITES IN THE STATE. THE FACTORS UNDER PARTICULAR CONSIDERATION INCLUDED MEAN SPEEDS, SPEED DISTRIBUTIONS, HEADWAYS, HEADWAY DISTRIBUTION, VOLUME DISTRIBUTION BY LANE, LANE CHANGING, PASSING ON THE RIGHT AND ENFORCEMENT PROBLEMS. BEFORE-AND-AFTER OBSERVATIONS REVEALED FEW IF ANY BENEFICIAL RESULTS OF THE MINIMUM SPEED LIMITS AND SHOWED SOME RESULTS DEFINITELY UNFAVORABLE TO OPERATION AND SAFETY. /AUTHOR/

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    • Paper sponsored by Committee on Freeway Operations and presented at the 47th Annual Meeting.
  • Authors:
    • Wingerd, Norman C
  • Discussers:
    • Haynes, John J
    • Vardon, J L
    • Sullivan, T Darcy
    • Wingerd, Norman C
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-26
  • Monograph Title: Freeway operations
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00225430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 8 1994 12:00AM