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.
- 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.
Urban Interface Group1015 Madison Place
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Washington, DC USA 20590
- Sackman, H
- Monahan, B
- Parsonson, P S
- Trevino, A F
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Pagination: 180 p.
- TRT Terms: Actuated traffic signal controllers; Actuating systems; Detectors; Drivers; Highway traffic; Highway traffic control; Intersections; Location; Manuals; Motion; Motor vehicles; Speed; Speed control; Tile; Traffic actuated controllers; Traffic engineering; Traffic safety; Traffic signals; Traffic speed; Vehicle detectors
- Old TRIS Terms: Actuation; Intersection speed control; Placement; Tile /material/; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- 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