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EFFECT OF GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COUNTDOWN TIMER AT SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS

Abu Bakar, Ahmad Ashraf (2008) EFFECT OF GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COUNTDOWN TIMER AT SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Occurrence of red light running is when vehicles cross an intersection after the traffic light tnrns to red. This behavior is dangerous and can cause harm to other motorists and also pedestrians. Data provided from previous study in Ipoh shows that the effectiveness of a countdown timer varies between intersections. It is also generally noted that people from different states behave differently. They have their own sets of culture and understanding of their surroundings which could affect the behavior when crossing at intersections. Therefore, this study is done to determine whether geographical locations affect the effectiveness of countdown timers and to justify its efficiency in reducing red light running. Eight random locations with and without timers in Penang were chosen to conduct this study. Video camera is used to capture the movements of the vehicles entering the intersection. By using Chi-square statistical analysis, it is found that there is no significant difference between Penang and Ipoh for the intersections with countdown timer but there is a significant difference for intersections without countdown timer. This justifies that a countdown timer works efficiently in reducing red light running. It is also noted that drivers between these two cities behave differently at intersections without countdown timer.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Geotechnic and highway
Subject: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Engineering > Civil
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 16:23
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:44
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/7172

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