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Evaluation of traffic characteristics: a case study

Roshandeh, Arash Moradkhani and Nesheli, Mahmood Mahmoodi and Che Puan, Othman (2009) Evaluation of traffic characteristics: a case study. International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (Civil Engineering), 1 (6). pp. 62-68. ISSN 1797-9617

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Speed is an important transportation consideration because it relates to safety, time, comfort, convenience, and economics. Spot speed studies are used to determine the speed distribution of a traffic stream at a specific location. The data gathered in spot speed studies are used to determine vehicle speed percentiles, which are useful in making many speed-related decisions. The intent of spot speed studies are to record speed characteristics under prevailing traffic conditions at a specific location along a roadway. Because traffic engineering involves the collection and analysis of large amounts of data for performing all types of traffic studies, it follows that Spot Speed Study is also an important element in traffic engineering. Managing traffic within our communities is a growing task for traffic engineers. As traffic volumes increase and public financial resources decrease, targeting improvement projects to anticipate growth patterns is critical. This paper represents traffic condition on the Malaysia Federal Route 5 - Skudai-Pontian Highway.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:spot speed, mean speed, flow, 85th speed
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:18970
Deposited By: Ramli Haron
Deposited On:06 Dec 2011 01:44
Last Modified:04 Dec 2013 06:39

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