The analysis of various measures of the speed control of the traffic in the cities and settlements of the Republic of Belarus

Abstract

The results of the analysis of various measures of calm of movement in cities and settlements are presented in the article. The alternative measures of physical and psychological effects on the traffic participants are considered. Particular attention is paid to the application of speed humps. They are installed on the streets of cities and settlements widely. The statistics of road traffic accidents at sites with humps in Minsk are considered. Various aspects of the effect of speed humps on accident rate have been established. And experimental studies of the instantaneous speeds of road vehicles in the installation area of speed humps have been performed. New modifications of speed humps are proposed, the design of which was developed on the basis of research of interactions with the car. Also the study investigated the effect of hump on the accident rate, delays in transportation, changes of speed and flow density. In addition, specific proposals have been developed. They are included in the technical normative legal acts in our country partially. That proposals allows to increase the overall quality of traffic (minimize the total economic, environmental and emergency losses from installation of speed humps). For example, alternative variants of design decisions on improvement of quality traffic safety are considered. In addition, the article considers other measures of forced speed control on streets network of cities and settlements in the country.

Published
Dec 19, 2017
How to Cite
KAPSKI, Denis; KORZHOVA, Antonina. The analysis of various measures of the speed control of the traffic in the cities and settlements of the Republic of Belarus. Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 26-34, dec. 2017. ISSN 2520-2979. Available at: <http://jsdtl.sciview.net/index.php/jsdtl/article/view/32>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14254/jsdtl.2017.2-2.2.
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