Comprehensive Framework for Speed-Zone Guidelines

  • Published: Shrestha, K. J., Shrestha, P. P. (2016)
  • Authors: Shrestha, K. J., Shrestha, P. P. (2016)
  • Date Added: 05 May 2017
  • Last Update: 05 May 2017
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Objectives:

Propose a comprehensive framework for a speed-zone manual

Methodology:

The paper reviewed the literature on speed, crashes, enforcement techniques, and speed-zone manuals. A nationwide survey was conducted to identify various factors affecting the decisions of speed zones establishing. The paper identified best practices based on the literature review and expert opinions, and proposed a comprehensive framework for a speed-zone manual.

Key Findings:

The framework provided in this paper has six phases:

1) speed-zone identification;

2) speed-limit determination;

3) transition-zone detailed design;

4) speed-zone approval;

5) speed-limit enforcement; and

6) follow-up study.

Keywords:

Speed zone guideline; Speed limit guideline; Realistic speed limit; Traffic safety; Nevada Department of Transportation.

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