Traffic management

Webinar: Passing Lanes: Safety and Performance
  • Publication no: WEB-R596-19
  • Published: 5 March 2019

This webinar, presented on 5 March 2019, provides an overview of the benefits associated with passing lanes for guidance for practitioners.

It covers:

  • safety impacts of passing lanes, particularly statistics on crash rate reductions, speed and headway, and overtaking behaviour
  • operational impacts of passing lanes on average speed and per cent time spent following (PTSF)
  • road user perception of passing lane impacts and valuation of level-of-service (LOS)
  • findings of the Austroads project.

The webinar was presented by Dr Ian Espada and Dr Chris Stokes.

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