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The effect of speed camera warning sign on vehicle speed in school zones

Md Rohani, Munzilah and Daniel, Basil David and Aman, Mohamad Yusri and Prasetijo, J. and Mustafa, A. A. (2014) The effect of speed camera warning sign on vehicle speed in school zones. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 8 (23). pp. 2315-2319. ISSN 2040-7467

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Abstract

Driving too fast is one of the most prevalent factors that contribute to traffic crashes. In school zones, staying alert and obeying the posted speed limit especially during the school period are imperative for public safety, particularly involving children. Encouraging motorists to travel at safe speeds through the installation of yellow transverse bars at Seri Sabak Uni School and Pintas Puding School was found to be ineffective. Drivers were observed to have violated the 30 km/h speed limit and more seriously, driven over the speed limits of adjoining roads. Consequently, speed camera warning signs were erected as a pre-emptive measure to curtail speeding problems in the school zones. From impact studies carried out to measure the effectiveness of these signs, it was found that the speed camera warning signs were also not able to change driver behavior.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: school zones; speed; speed camera sign
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1-484 Motor vehicles. Cycles
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 08:19
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 08:19
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6917
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