EFFECTS OF A GENERAL SPEED LIMIT ON PLATOONS OF VEHICLES

An account is given of an investigation into the effects of a 100 km/hr (62.5 mph) speed limit on platoons of vehicles in a before and after study in West Germany. Characteristics of platoons are defined and related to variables which influence their occurrence. Platoon rate, platoon size and number of vehicles following in a platoon per hour were computed as a function of the flow rate from measurements on 54 highway sections. Details are given of the results and analysis and graphs of the data presented. It is found that as the size of platoons and speed of vehicles following in platoons does not change significantly during the study period an impairment of the mobility of traffic flow cannot be deduced. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • KELLER, H
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Accession Number: 00142766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM