DESIGN AND STRIPING FOR SAFE PASSING OPERATIONS

THE GOALS OF THIS STUDY WERE TO EXAMINE PASSING BEHAVIOR ON RURAL 2-LANE HIGHWAYS; TO COMPARE STUDY PARAMETERS WITH THE CURRENT PASSING SIGHT DISTANCE DESIGN STANDARDS; AND TO DEVELOP DESIGN AND STRIPING STANDARDS COMPATIBLE WITH CURRENT OPERATING CONDITIONS. PASSING ZONE LENGTHS ARE CALCULATED ON THE BASIS OF: (1) PROVIDING A RECOVERY ZONE, WHERE MANEUVERS MAY BE SAFELY COMPLETED RATHER THAN ABORTED; (2) PASSING AND APPROACHING VEHICLE MOVING AT DESIGN SPEED; (3) CHANGES IN SIGHT DISTANCE WITH HIGHWAY GEOMETRY. THE INCLUSION OF TRAFFIC EFFICIENCY ALONG WITH THE BALANCE OF CUT AND FILL IN ESTABLISHING VERTICAL PROFILES IS DISCUSSED.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 36-39
  • Monograph Title: Geometric design implications and vehicle noise
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226403
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1972 12:00AM