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Operation od Traffic Signals During Low Demands

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Traffic signal design is a science that has been developed through decades to a point where the maximum efficiency can be squeezed out of the most congested of junctions. Conflicting needs of all road users are measured, evaluated and optimised such that the ever-increasing and varying demands continue to be managed with ingenuity and perfection. But roads aren’t always busy. In many cases the very justification for signal control is based on a problem that may only exist for a couple of hours each weekday. Even the most congested networks have their quiet moment, yet, in a deserted city at 3 in the morning, signals still cycle for non-existent traffic. Any driver who ventures into this scenario may sit in frustration at a red light while the ‘intelligent’ control system optimises the signals for phantom conflicting demands. In other countries various techniques are applied to ‘demote’ signalised junctions to priority mode of operation, for example the flashing amber on main road/flashing red on minor road employed in some States of the USA, or signals that simply turn off overnight as in parts of Europe.

Research 04/10/12 Department for Transport Add icon
THINK! motorcycle road safety campaign evaluation: 'Named Rider' summer 2011 campaign

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This report summarises pre and post campaign evaluation research carried out in summer 2011, to evaluate the second burst of the THINK BIKER ‘Named Rider’ campaign activity. The research measures campaign awareness, message take-out and changes in attitudes and claimed behaviour relating to THINK!’s motorcycle safety campaign.

Research 25/04/12 Department for Transport Add icon
THINK! motorcycle road safety campaign evaluation: 'Named Rider' summer 2011 campaign

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This report summarises pre and post campaign evaluation research carried out in summer 2011, to evaluate the second burst of the THINK BIKER 'Named Rider' campaign activity. It is the first post stage evaluation for a motorcycle safety campaign without TV advertising.

General Information 25/04/12 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 1/12: The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations and General Directions 2011

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The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations and General Directions 2011 (SI 2011 No. 3041) further amends the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 (“TSRGD 2002” – SI 2002 No. 3113) and came into force on 30 January 2012. Copies of the new SI are available from TSO at a price of £27.25 each. In addition to SI 2011 No. 3041, this Traffic Advisory Leaflet also contains guidance relating to the other sets of amendment regulations listed below, which came into force since the introduction of TSRGD 2002. Therefore, in addition to the current editions of Traffic Signs Manual, this document should be read in conjunction with the listed SIs and associated Traffic Advisory Leaflets, by all those involved in designing and implementing traffic management schemes and in road traffic regulation generally. While this Traffic Advisory Leaflet is intended to assist readers, it is neither legal advice nor a substitute for reference to the relevant legislation - and should not be relied on as such.

General Information 07/03/12 Department for Transport Add icon
Well-maintained Highways Tracked Changes Version

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Since Well-maintained Highways was published in 2005, Government Policy with respect to highway maintenance has developed and evolved in a number of areas. There have also been a number of changes, including the introduction of new statutory duties on highway authorities. To assist users of this Code, the Roads Liaison Group has prepared complementary guidance to advise and direct users to where they may find more up to date information to assist them in implementing best practice and the recommendations of the Code. Users of the Code should treat this complementary guidance as up-to date and having the same status as the Code. Where paragraphs have been amended, they supersede the ones in the Code. It must be noted that these updates should not be read in isolation but should be considered within the context of the Code

Primary Doc. 16/01/12 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Take another look: Amey & Central Bedfordshire Council (DOP: 5/11)

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The Amey and Central Bedfordshire Council partnership launched its ‘Take another look’ campaign on 11th May 2011, which encourages car drivers to look thoroughly for motorcyclists whilst on the roads. By raising car drivers' awareness of motorcyclists, it aims to improve biker’s safety on the roads across the county. At the launch event on Wednesday 11th May, which coincided with the global launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, Central Bedfordshire Council, Amey, local organisations and individuals came together at Toddington Service Station on the M1 to demonstrate their long-term support. The 'Take another look' campaign saw the launch of www.seeingbikers.com, a website which provides information, research and the theory behind the reasons why motorists might not see motorcyclists on the roads. Factors such as ‘motion camouflage’, conspicuity and intentional blindness are explained and real life stories of local bikers that have lost their lives on the roads are used to bring home the message ‘Take another look’. The campaign was independently evaluated by the University of Bedfordshire and preliminary finding suggest that more than half of driver’s surveyed had seen the road side posters and it was ascertained that 54.4% recalled a message asking them to look out for bikers.

General Information 02/01/12 CIHT Add icon
Take another look: Amey & Central Bedfordshire Council (DOP: 5/11)

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The Amey and Central Bedfordshire Council partnership launched its ‘Take another look’ campaign on 11th May 2011, which encourages car drivers to look thoroughly for motorcyclists whilst on the roads. By raising car drivers' awareness of motorcyclists, it aims to improve biker’s safety on the roads across the county. At the launch event on Wednesday 11th May, which coincided with the global launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, Central Bedfordshire Council, Amey, local organisations and individuals came together at Toddington Service Station on the M1 to demonstrate their long-term support. The 'Take another look' campaign saw the launch of www.seeingbikers.com, a website which provides information, research and the theory behind the reasons why motorists might not see motorcyclists on the roads. Factors such as ‘motion camouflage’, conspicuity and intentional blindness are explained and real life stories of local bikers that have lost their lives on the roads are used to bring home the message ‘Take another look’. The campaign was independently evaluated by the University of Bedfordshire and preliminary finding suggest that more than half of driver’s surveyed had seen the road side posters and it was ascertained that 54.4% recalled a message asking them to look out for bikers.

General Information 02/01/12 CIHT Add icon
Seeing Bikers

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The Amey and Central Bedfordshire Council partnership launched its ‘Take another look’ campaign on 11th May 2011, which encourages car drivers to look thoroughly for motorcyclists whilst on the roads. By raising car drivers' awareness of motorcyclists, it aims to improve biker’s safety on the roads across the county. At the launch event on Wednesday 11th May, which coincided with the global launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, Central Bedfordshire Council, Amey, local organisations and individuals came together at Toddington Service Station on the M1 to demonstrate their long-term support. The 'Take another look' campaign saw the launch of www.seeingbikers.com, a website which provides information, research and the theory behind the reasons why motorists might not see motorcyclists on the roads. Factors such as ‘motion camouflage’, conspicuity and intentional blindness are explained and real life stories of local bikers that have lost their lives on the roads are used to bring home the message ‘Take another look’. The campaign was independently evaluated by the University of Bedfordshire and preliminary finding suggest that more than half of driver’s surveyed had seen the road side posters and it was ascertained that 54.4% recalled a message asking them to look out for bikers.

Research 02/01/12 CIHT Add icon
Traffic Advisory Leaflet 5/11 - Quality Audit

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This leaflet gives advice on the use of Quality Audit (QA) in the street design process as outlined in Manual for Streets, Manual for Streets 2 Wider Application of the Principles and Local Transport Note 1/08 Traffic Management and Streetscape.

General Information 14/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Road Traffic Estimates: Quarter Three 2011

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This release presents provisional estimates for road traffic in Great Britain for the third quarter of 2011.

Research 10/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
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