ALLEVIATING HEAVY GOODS VEHICLE PROBLEMS IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Up to the beginning of 1988, Nottinghamshire CC had treated Heavy Goods Vehicle problems in the County on an ad hoc basis without any consistency of approach in solving difficulties. Because of this situation, elected Members were unable to decide on the most favourable course of action when presented with individual problem locations and therefore they resolved that a County-wide Study of Heavy Goods Vehicle Movements should be undertaken in 1988/89 to provide a rational data base to help in the decision making process. This paper describes the assessment techniques developed for the study, together with their detailed implementation. An evaluation system was developed to rate each of 98 known trouble spots according to volumetric analysis, road safety factors, environmental conditions, the road hierarchy, and any special factors. Data was collected by means of manual and automatic surveys, with reference to accidents, width of heavy goods vehicle, and properties fronting the road, and solutions were selected from a list of options, according to the location rating. The system has proved to be helpful in decision making with reference to both current and new sites. (TRRL)

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    INSTITUTION OF HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION

    6 ENDSLEIGH STREET
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  WC1H 0DZ
  • Authors:
    • Rankin, P R
    • Betts, R
  • Publication Date: 1990-9

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 23-30
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00609596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM