Passering av buss i 30 km/h: utvärdering av säkerhetseffekter i samband med hastighetsgräns 30 km/h vid passering av buss - en simulatorstudie
2007 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Passing a bus with 30 km/h. Assessment of safety effects of a speed limit of 30 km/h when passing a bus - a simulator study (English)
A simulator study was conducted to investigate the implementation of a new law which prescribes a speed limit of 30 km/h when passing buses equipped with a 30-sign and flashing lights. It was shown that the drivers follow the rule better when they pass a bus on their own side than when the bus was standing on the opposite side of the road. The slowest mean speeds were found when passing a bus on a road with a speed limit of 70 km/h. The highest speed reduction, however, was found when the posted speed limit was 90 km/h. A bus without signage did not induce the same speed reduction as a bus with signage, which means that the drivers were aware of the meaning of the signage. Driving behaviour showed that the flashing lights are of importance, because the drivers in the study started braking before the 30-sign was readable.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI rapport 573 , 2007. , 88 p.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Bus, Flashing light, Bus stop, Speed limit, Overtaking, Driver, Behaviour, Deceleration, Speed, Average speed, Simulator, Test, Safety
Research subject Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road user behaviour; Road: Traffic engineering, Road: Traffic control and traffic information
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6429OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-6429DiVA: diva2:675306