SEVEN EXPERIMENT DESIGNS ADDRESSING PROBLEMS OF SAFETY AND CAPACITY ON TWO-LANE RURAL HIGHWAYS. VOLUME I: INTRODUCTION, DESCRIPTION OF EXPERIMENTS AND COMMON ELEMENTS

The present report, consisting of eight volumes, details the designs for seven experiments to be performed at or near the Maine Facility of the US Department of Transportation. Rural two-lane roads are important in terms of extent, usage, and accident rate. Conditions such as on-coming traffic, slow vehicles on a grade and restricted passing opportunities tend to lower average vehicle speed, correspondingly increasing travel time and irritating the driver. Situations of this kind may cause a driver to make unsafe passing attempts, tailgate or overtake a slow vehicle at high speeds. The primary problem is how to increase safety, improve traffic flow, and lower operating costs without incurring major capital expenditures to rebuild and upgrade existing roads.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-284403. Also available in set of 8 reports PC E15, PB-284 401-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    KLD Associates, Incorporated

    47 Mall Drive, Suite 8
    Commack, NY  United States  11725-5717

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • King, G F
    • Abramson, P
    • Cohen, J W
    • Wilkinson, M R
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FHWA-78-2-I Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-992
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1979 12:00AM