EVALUATION OF FLASHING TRAFFIC SIGNAL OPERATION. FINAL REPORT
Operating traffic signals in the flashing mode is a viable alternative to normal (green-yellow-red) operation in many instances. Some of the common applications of flashing traffic signals include: for railroad preemption, in school areas, during low-volume periods, as the result of a signal malfunction, and prior to/following signal installation/removal. This report describes the research results of a two-year study on flashing traffic signals. The following activities are described in this report: a literature review of previous flashing signal research, a survey of current practice related to flashing signal operation, an operational analysis comparing flashing signal operation to other types of signal operation, and an investigation of accident trends. The findings from these activities were used to develop a series of guidelines addressing the conditions under which it is appropriate to place traffic signals in flashing operation, and the selection of the flashing mode (yellow/red or red/red).
- Research study title: Guidelines for Flashing Traffic Signal Operation.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
Austin, TX United States 78763-5051
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Kacir, K C
- Hawkins Jr, H G
- Benz, R J
- Obermeyer, M E
- Bartoskewitz, R T
- Publication Date: 1993-11
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 268 p.
- TRT Terms: Applications; Crashes; Flashing traffic signals; Guidelines; Guides to the literature; Literature reviews; Operations; State of the art studies; Trend (Statistics); Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Operational analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Flashing mode
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Research; Safety and Human Factors; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 00664244
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-94/1297-2F, Res Rept 1297-2F, TTI: 0-1297
- Contract Numbers: Study 0-1297
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Aug 2 1994 12:00AM