SPEED CONTROL MEASURES BY DESIGNING EFFECTIVE SIGNAL OFFSETS

The number of traffic accidents caused by speeding is high in Hokkaido--the northernmost and largest prefecture of Japan--where the dependence of inhabitants on motor vehicles has led to widespread traffic demand. The Hokkaido Prefectural Police have implemented a new signal coordinated control method aimed at speeding suppression to minimize the number of traffic accidents. The new method attempts to suppress speeding during off-peak light-traffic hours especially at midnight by increasing the number of stops at intersections only for vehicles traveling at excessive or illegal speeds. As a result of the investigation into the traveling states of vehicles and analysis of speed data obtained from vehicle detectors following the implementation of the new signal control method, it was determined that the new method is effective in terms of helping to reduce traffic accidents.

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    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Usuda, A
    • Hasegawa, Y
    • Kaneta, A
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 236

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721080
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 1996 12:00AM