USE OF VEHICLE DETECTORS FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL

This paper examines the type of vehicle detection and placement of detectors for use with traffic control signals. The theoretical requirements for placement of detectors are demonstrated to be at variance with past practice, and it is shown that advance detection has an adverse effect of traffic handling efficiency. Use of presence detectors located at the stop-line enables traffic parameters to be measured in terms of passenger-car-unit (PCU) equivalents necessary for the implementation of efficient control. /Author/TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HULSCHER, F R
    • SIMS, A G
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Accession Number: 00097478
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM