This fourth edition of the "Traffic Engineering Handbook" has the same objective as previous editions (1941, 1976, and 1982) - to collate in one volume basic traffic engineering information as a guide to best practice in the field. Its purpose is to provide professional engineers with a basic day-to-day source of reference on the principles and proven techniques in the practice of traffic engineering. Many of the chapters and topics cover subjects traditionally found in the Handbook, but which are given a contemporary treatment to reflect the current state of the practice. New chapters are added to each edition of the Handbook to ensure comprehensive coverage of traffic engineering. This fourth edition has a new chapter devoted to intelligent vehicle/highway systems. The Handbook is organized as follows: Chapter 1 - Driver and Pedestrian Characteristics, R.E. Dewar; Chapter 2 - Traffic and Vehicle Operating Characteristics, D.W. Harwood; Chapter 3 - Traffic Studies, C.D. Kinzel; Chapter 4 - Traffic Accidents and Highway Safety, S.C. Wilson and T.M. Burtch; Chapter 5 - Operational Aspects of Highway Capacity, W.R. Reilly; Chapter 6 - Roadway Geometric Design, T.R. Neuman; Chapter 7 - Parking and Terminals, P.C. Box; Chapter 8 - Traffic Signs and Markings, A.C. Burnham, Jr.; Chapter 9 - Traffic Signals, R.L. Wilshire; Chapter 10 - Roadway Lighting, R.E. Stark; Chapter 11 - Traffic Regulations, H.R. Mitchell and R.A. Parker; Chapter 12 - Traffic Management, H.E. Haenel; Chapter 13 - Freeway Surveillance and Control, J.A. Lindley and D.G. Capelle; Chapter 14 - Part A: Public Relations and Program Implementation Methods, W.G. van Gelder; Chapter 14 - Part B: Traffic Administration, W.W. Rankin; Chapter 14 - Part C: Legal Liability, J.E. Baerwald; and Chapter 15 - Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems, G.W. Euler.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1992

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 493 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-13-926791-3
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1991 12:00AM