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International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (IJRTE)

ISSN 1797-9617

Volume 1, Number 6, May 2009

Issue on Civil Engineering

Page(s): 62-68

Evaluation of Traffic Characteristics: A Case Study

Arash Moradkhani Roshandeh, Mahmood Mahmoodi Nesheli, and Othman Che Puan

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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.

Index Terms

Spot Speed, Mean Speed, Flow, 85th Speed

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