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Accession Number PB2013-111563
Title Colored Entrance Treatments for Rural Traffic Calming, Tech Brief.
Publication Date Feb 2013
Media Count 4p
Personal Author N. Hawkins S. Knickerbocker S. L. Hallmark
Abstract Small rural communities often lack the expertise and resources necessary to address speeding and the persistent challenge of slowing high-speed through traffic. The entrances to communities are especially problematic given that drivers must transition from a high-speed, often-rural roadway setting to a low-speed community setting. The rural roadway provides high-speed mobility outside the community, yet the same road within town provides local access and accommodates pedestrians of all ages, on-street parking, bicycles, and other features unique to the character of a small community. Drivers who have been traveling for some distance on the high-speed road, and are traveling through the community, may not receive the appropriate clues that the character of the roadway is changing and may not adjust their speeds appropriately.
Keywords Colored entrance treatments
Driving simulators
Highway design
Motor vehicle accidents
Night driving
Pavement markings
Road curves
Rural areas
Traffic calmin
Traffic control
Traffic safety

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85H - Road Transportation
85D - Transportation Safety
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
Corporate Author Iowa State Univ., Ames. Dept. of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number N/A

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