The license matching technique was found to be a useful technique for obtaining data on a section of highway where concurrent information on travel time, volume, classification, turns, etc. is required. The two devices utilized, the voice tape recorder and the key entry tape recorder, were field tested and evaluated to determine the one that would be more cost effective in certain applications. The voice tape recorder was found to be inexpensive relative to cost of equipment and training of personnel but required considerable expense in coding the collected field data in the office. It was recommended for one-time studies where the work would not be a continuing function. The key entry tape recorder was recommended where a continuing data collection function warrants the time that must be spent in training personnel and the rather large costs involved in the purchase of equipment. This article contains descriptions of the two types of recorders and of the field tests, and a brief explanation of the license matching program, LICMATCH, which was developed to summarize the field-collected data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Sosslau, A B
    • Honts, G E
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 16-20
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM