OVERTAKING SLOW MOVING VEHICLES ON RURAL ROADS

UEBERHOLUNGEN VON LANGSAMEN FAHRZEUGEN AUF LANDSTRASSEN

The paper deals with the description of special measurements of overtaking slow moving vehicles (farm tractors with constant speeds about 25 km/h) on two-lane undivided rural roads. A series of measurements was performed by means of three video cameras and a radar-meter. This equipment was mounted on a slow moving test vehicle travelling on a road-section having a high design standard with lane widths of 3.75m. This method of measurement seems to be also well suitable for further measurements examining other types of vehicles and/or other road and traffic conditions. The recorded data permit a complete quantitative evaluation of overtakig maneuvers. These results can be used especially considering aspects of traffic safety, road design and level of service, but the results give also answers to some more questions and the opportunity for validating corresponding models.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Technical University of Karlsruhe, West Germany

    Institut fuer Verkehrswesen
    D-7500 Karlsruhe,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • BRANNOLTE, U
    • Botma, H
    • Schmidt, M
  • Publication Date: 1989

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 45 p.

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00619631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM