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Speed Analysis along Ipoh-Lumut Highway

Lee , Kee Foo (2008) Speed Analysis along Ipoh-Lumut Highway. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Speed is an important transportation consideration because it relates to safety, time, comfort, convenience and economics. Due to development of lpoh-Lumut Corridor, the need to address the growing traffic volume and safety on lpoh-Lumut Highway arises. Speed is also related to Level of Service (LOS) characteristic of a particular highway. This study aims to assess the general roadway speed on lpoh-Lumut Highway and to propose new set of speed limit. lpoh-Lumut Highway is being demarcated by normal car odometer during a trial run from Ipoh to Lumut. Spot speed studies will be conducted in stretches demarcated. Based on the similar study conducted in United States of America, speed data collected will be used to set a speed zone along Ipoh-Lumut Highway. Literatures have supported that using 85th percentile speed to set an appropriate speed limit will result in a reduction in crashes and an increase in Level of Service.

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 16:55
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:44
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/7396

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