Research on Road Traffic - Anon.London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1965, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn. Tape marks to the blanks, offset from the rather amateurish sleeve fitted to the book previously. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; References;
From the cover: “In nearly all countries of the world the number of motor vehicles in use is increasing rapidly. In Britain the number is rising at the rate of about 7 per cent per annum and there are already 12 million vehicles using some 200,000 miles of road. The total road mileage is increasing by only 0-7 per cent per annum and the mileage of main roads by no more than 0-2 per cent per annum. With the growth in the number of motor vehicles more road accidents and an increase in congestion in many places may be expected. To prevent this from happening, and if possible to improve on the present situation, there is a great need to discover and develop new ways of accident prevention and traffic control. Scientific research provides an effective way of doing this. The Road Research Laboratory, one of the Laboratories of the D. S. I. R., has been investigating traffic and safety problems since 1946. Much of the safety aspect of the work has been described in Research on Road Safety published in 1963. The companion volume Research on Road Traffic covers the work which the Laboratory has carried out to discover methods and principles which practising engineers, planners and administrators can use to facilitate traffic flow. The subjects covered include practical methods of measuring traffic flow, speeds, and parking densities; prediction of the amount of traffic on a new road; traffic theory; the capacity of road systems including intersections; the area needed for traffic in towns; traffic control; the economics of road improvements; and some safety aspects of rural roads.”