THE INTERRELATION BETWEEN ROAD TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY AND ROAD TRAFFIC LAW

WECHSELBEZIEHUNG ZWISCHEN VERKEHRSTECHNIK UND VERKEHRSRECHT

Artificial systems such as the existing traffic system function without natural control mechanisms. Technical systems (constructionally and mechanically technical) which operate by interaction with humans require control mechanisms which are based on a knowledge of physical conformity and human behaviour patterns and which should be effective mechanisms for keeping within the law. If these control mechanisms are considered too late incorrect developments can start, which can only be controlled technically and legally with difficulty. Similarly there is a danger that when mental and physical limits are passed by traffic technology and legal measures, permanent infringements of the law are the consequence which can lead to a lack of effectiveness of the intention of traffic technology. If these effective mechanisms are changed by legislation, then naturally consequences in traffic technology come to light which can lead to considerable changes in the overall system with respect to construction and running costs and road safety. These two areas must therefore be in agreement in order to ensure reasonably safe and economical operation. (TRRL)

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    Manzsche Verlags-und Universitaetsbuchhandlung

    Kohlmart 16
    1014 Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • KNOFLACHER, H
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 44-48
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Special Issue
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM