Using GPS and GIS Technologies to Analyze Truck Drivers' Compliance with Traffic Regulations

This study uses GPS and GIS technologies to analyze and compare the compliance of two populations of truck drivers with traffic signs in the City of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Three types of traffic signs used in this analysis are regulatory signs, warning signs, and pedestrian signs. The criteria used to determine drivers' compliance are defined based on the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, produced by the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC 1998). With the use of GPS and GIS, the roadway network, truck speed, tracking data, and traffic sign data are integrated to obtain truck speed characteristics with respect to traffic regulations, as communicated by traffic signs. The truck speed characteristics are then analyzed, and significant factors affecting drivers driving behavior are identified. Two populations of truck drivers were analyzed for the purpose of determining the feasibility of this proposed method for performance evaluation. This study provides an effective approach for trucking firms and public agencies to identify and address safety performance issues their drivers face.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01043523
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1898
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 6:36PM