A MODEL FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERSECTION PRIORITY RULE SYSTEMS

Priority rule systems at intersections have been compared using uncertainty, (the "receiver" - related measure of the information presented by one of an ensemble of possible signals), as a measure of the safety value of the different systems. This has permitted quantifiable results to be obtained, (which are hypothetically derived without empirical observations), without having to wait for conflicts and/or accidents to determine the effectiveness of a system. The method was used to compare differences in the priority rules New Zealand had before and after the traffic regulations were altered on 1 February 1977. Ways in which uncertainty can be reduced are discussed with control signs being suggested, in conjunction with complementary signs on the main road, as extremely beneficial additions to the roadway experiment.

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  • Accession Number: 00195010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-025 289
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM