VEHICLE DETECTOR PLACEMENT FOR HIGH-SPEED, ISOLATED TRAFFIC-ACTUATED INTERSECTION CONTROL. VOLUME 2. MANUAL OF THEORY AND PRACTICE

The study was undertaken to improve understanding of how to place vehicle detectors at high-speed (at least 35 mph), isolated, traffic-actuated intersections, and how to test and evaluate alternative detector/controller configurations for intersection traffic safety and efficiency. Drivers are often indecisive in approaching such intersections. If a vehicle is being operated at high speed, and a green signal changes to yellow, driver indecision may lead to various types of accidents. Strategies that have been advanced for detector placement to minimize the untimely display of yellow are illustrated and reviewed in this volume. This is the first time that available knowledge on detector placement for such intersections has been systematically integrated within a single publication.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-273 380 and Volume 3, PB-273 382. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E09, PB-273 379-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Interface Group

    1015 Madison Place
    Laguna Beach, CA  USA  92651

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sackman, H
    • Monahan, B
    • Parsonson, P S
    • Trevino, A F
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 180 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 32 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8860
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM