Traffic engineering is defined as the measurement and study of traffic, the determination of its characteristics, and the application of this knowledge toward improving the safety, convenience, and economy of road transport. The behavior of road traffic is seen as the interaction of four components: the road user, the vehicle, the road, and the environment. These four components vary widely within certain limits and central tendencies, and most traffic data that are collected are used to define the limiting parameters. Information obtained from traffic studies is used as a guide in assessing the safety and efficiency of existing street networks, and as a guide to the design of new traffic facilities. This book includes informative sections on all aspects of traffic engineering practice: Roadway Capacity, Traffic Studies, Provision for Stationary Vehicles, Traffic Control Devices, Traffic Accidents, Traffic Operations and Control, and Intersections at Grade.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of Australian State Road Auth

    P.O. Box J141
    Brickfield Hill, New South Wales 2000,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 157 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149812
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM