Nineteen papers, some abridged and others with discussions and author closures, are compiled concerning various aspects of traffic/highway engineering. Traffic control and highway signing topics include warrants for left-turn signal phasing; traffic control guidelines for isolated intersections on high-speed rural highways; extended call-delayed call detectors for signalization of high-speed intersections; maintenance costs of traffic signals; accident experience and operational guidelines for continuous two-way left-turn median lanes; benefit-cost analysis of advance treatment for no-passing zones; and design and evaluation of highway guide signs. Reflectorization of railroad rolling stock, and shoulder improvements on two-lane roads are discussed. Recent British developments in the design of rotaries (traffic circles) are described, and a mathematical model is presented of the formation and dissipation of traffic queues at intersections. Lighting/visibility studies are presented: review of discomfort glare research, economic models for highway/street illumination designs, performance of 400-W high-pressure sodium vapor lighting, pavement inset lights for use during fog, and driver performance with right-side convex mirrors. Route guidance systems are discussed in terms of human factors considerations, and a feasibility study and a pilot test of Japan's Comprehensive Automobile Traffic Control Project are reported.

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    • Includes HS-029 511--HS-029 523. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 128p.
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  • Accession Number: 00387801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • ISBN: 0309029929
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 510
  • Files: HSL, TRB, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM