FAILSAFE REQUIREMENTS OF ROAD TRAFFIC SIGNAL EQUIPMENT - 2

This paper was presented at Session 27-Traffic systems and analysis. Following the results reported at the Eighth ARRB Conference (1976), it has now been possible to quantify the acceptable fraction of traffic signals failed in 12 defined hazardous display modes, the total fraction being 0.86 percent. These figures are based on the audience studies reported previously, and on rates of occurrence of accidents at blacked-out traffic signals (obtained from police reports), together with figures for the average number of blacked-out signals (obtained from departmental fault report records). There has been further extension of the analytical method previously reported for determining the fraction of unreported defective signals from fault report records. Interpretation of the observations is complicated by observations of differential failure rates at weekends, and during the working week. An acceptable failsafe display (for use in N.S.W.) has been identified by public opinion survey. The paper concludes with a discussion of options available to achieve the required level of service. (TRRL)

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    • Proceedings from the Ninth Australian Road Research Board Conference, Brisbane, August 21-25, 1978.
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    ARRB Group Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Davies, L W
    • HULSCHER, F R
    • Syme, J W
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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 69-78
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 5

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  • Accession Number: 00309141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM