WARNING SYSTEM AGAINST ILLEGAL USE OF BUS EXCLUSIVE LANE

In Japan, growing traffic demand is causing serious urban traffic congestion. Line buses, in particular, can no longer operate on schedule as a means of public transportation. To ensure scheduled bus service, the Saitama Prefectural Police Headquarters introduced Japan's first warning system to keep designated bus lanes clear of nonintended vehicles via visual and audible warnings to vehicles illegally using bus lanes. To keep bus lanes clear, traffic volume of any illegal vehicles running on the bus exclusive lane is counted for a fixed time by the vehicle detectors that have been arranged above the bus lane. During counting, if the previously set number of vehicles is reached, the loudspeakers and warning display boards installed downstream above the bus lane will give audible and visual warnings to the drivers of those illegal vehicles to leave the bus lane. After introducing the system, the travel time of the line buses and the illegal use of the bus exclusive lane by nonintended vehicles decreased by about 5 minutes and about 64 percent, respectively, on the average. This clearly demonstrates that the intended operation of buses on schedule is ensured and that the effectiveness of the system is significant.

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    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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  • Authors:
    • Ueno, T
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 402

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 22 1996 12:00AM