ALTERNATIVE SURVEILLANCE CONCEPTS AND METHODS FOR FREEWAY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT. VOLUME 2. PLANNING AND TRADEOFF ANALYSES FOR LOW-COST ALTERNATIVES
Experience has shown that at traffic incident scenes, safety and operations can be improved if good on-site traffic management is used. Motorists lose about 750 million vehicle-hours per year while waiting for incidents to be removed, and over 2 million accidents per year occur on urban freeways alone. The research study identifies low-cost incident management systems for responding to freeway disturbances. Emphasis is placed on the development of pre-planned response techniques, candidate jurisdictional agreements, traffic operational procedures for incident sites, and overall improvement of freeway incident management. This volume of the report has been developed to present a planning methodology that can be used to evaluate existing incident management procedures and to estimate the potential effectiveness of low-cost techniques.
- See also Interim rept. dated May 76-259 007, and Volume 4 dated Sep 77, PB-279 498.
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- Owen, J R
- Urbanek, G L
- Publication Date: 1978-3
- Pagination: 141 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost effectiveness; Detection and identification; Detectors; Freeways; Highway operations; Highway planning; Highway traffic control; Surveillance; Time lag; Traffic; Traffic control; Traffic crashes; Traffic engineering; Traffic safety; Traffic surveillance; Transportation operations; Urban areas; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents; Transportation management
- Old TRIS Terms: Traffic planning
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00176022
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 59 Final Rpt., FCP 31C2-512
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8813
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM