Traffic management

Cover of Benefits of Safety and Traffic Management Technologies
Benefits of Safety and Traffic Management Technologies
  • Publication no: AP-R570-18
  • ISBN: 978-1-925671-59-9
  • Published: 30 May 2018

This report details the results of a domestic and international review of recently-developed intelligent transport systems technologies, including a qualitative indication of their costs and benefits. A total of 70 technologies were identified of which 25 are under the direct purview of Austroads member agencies. A process for evaluating the technical quality of publications was developed and applied to 39 studies.

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Purpose
    • 1.2 Background
    • 1.3 Scope
    • 1.4 Structure of the Report
  • 2. Methodology
    • 2.1 Scanning Exercise
      • 2.1.1 Brainstorming Session
      • 2.1.2 International Literature Scan
      • 2.1.3 Taxonomy Reviews
      • 2.1.4 Contacting Australian and International Jurisdictions
    • 2.2 Refining List of Technologies
    • 2.3 Investigating Costs and Benefits of Technologies
    • 2.4 Evaluation of Identified Studies
  • 3. Results of Scanning
    • 3.1 Development of Technologies List
    • 3.2 Investigation of Target Technologies
  • 4. Costs and Benefits of Safety and Traffic Management Technologies
    • 4.1 Assessed Technologies
    • 4.2 Discussion
  • 5. Conclusions and Recommendations
    • 5.1 Recommendations
  • References
  • Appendix A Questionnaire
    • A.1 Questionnaire for Austroads Project NEG6059: Benefits of Safety and Traffic Management
  • Appendix B Study Evaluation Checklist
    • B.1 General
    • B.2 Evaluation Checklist
  • Appendix C Evaluation of Studies
    • C.1 Safety Effectiveness of the HAWK Pedestrian Crossing Treatment
    • C.2 Effects of Yellow Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons on Yielding at Multilane
    • C.3 Puffin Pedestrian Crossing Accident Study
    • C.4 The Effect of Newly Installed Puffin Crossings on Collisions
    • C.5 Puffin and Pelican Crossings – Views of Pedestrian Users
    • C.6 Estimation of Crash Modification Factors for an Adaptive Traffic-Signal Control System
    • C.7 Evaluation of the Performance of the Sydney Adaptive Traffic Systems (SCATS) on Powell
    • C.8 Arterial Performance Evaluation on an Adaptive Signal Control System
    • C.9 Measuring Driver Responses at Railway Level Crossings
    • C.10 Evaluation of the Prince William County Collision Countermeasure System
    • C.11 Advance LED Warning System for Rural Intersections: Phase 2 (ALERT-2)
    • C.12 Trial and Evaluation of Internally Illuminated Pavement Markers
    • C.13 Evaluation of Using Wi-Fi Signals to Estimate Intersection Travel Time
    • C.14 Optimized Parameters for Over-Height Vehicle Detection under Variable Weather
    • C.15 SCATS Ramp Metering: Strategies, Arterial Integration and Results
    • C.16 Isolated Versus Coordinated Ramp Metering Field Evaluation Results
    • C.17 Evaluating Effectiveness of Ramp Meters
    • C.18 Evaluation of HERO Coordinated Ramp Metering Installation at the M1/M3 Freeway in
    • C.19 Evaluation of Effectiveness of Automated Work Zone Information Systems
    • C.20 Deployment of Smart Work Zone Technology in Arkansas
    • C.21 Driver Behaviour and Preference for Changeable Message Signs and Variable Speed Limits in Reduced Visibility Conditions
    • C.22 Effectiveness of Using Variable Message Signs to Disseminate Dynamic Traffic Information: Evidence
    • C.23 Evaluating the Benefits of Dynamic Message Signs on Missouri’s Rural Corridors
    • C.24 Effectiveness of Variable Message Signs
    • C.25 Assessing the Effectiveness of Changeable Messages Signs on Secondary Crashes
    • C.26 Evaluation of the Fredonyer Pass Icy Curve Warning System
    • C.27 Comparative Evaluation of Automated Wind Warning Systems
    • C.28 Evaluation of Dynamic Speed Feedback Signs on Curves: A National Demonstration
    • C.29 The Safety Effectiveness of Electronic Curve Warning Signs
    • C.30 Evaluation of Dynamic Speed Display Sings (DSDS)
    • C.31 The Effectiveness of Average Speed Cameras in Great Britain
    • C.32 Effects on Speed and Safety of Point-to-Point Speed Enforcement Systems: Evaluation on the urban motorway A56 Tangenziale di Napoli
    • C.33 Evaluation of TxDOT Variable Speed Limit Pilot Projects
    • C.34 Evaluation of the Impact of Advisory Variable Speed Limits on Motorway Capacity and Level of Service
    • C.35 Effectiveness of Intelligent Transport Systems: Wet Weather Pilot
    • C.36 A Field Test and Evaluation of Variable Speed Limits in Work Zones
    • C.37 Hazard Perception Skills of Young Drivers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be Improved with Computer Based Driver Training: An Exploratory Randomised Controlled Trial
    • C.38 DriveSafe DriveAware Research Summary
    • C.39 DriveSafe: An App for Alerting Inattentive Drivers and Scoring Driving Behaviors