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POINT-TO-POINT SPEED ENFORCEMENT: A CASE STUDY ON DRIVERS’ SPEED BEHAVIOR IN TURKEY

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2018.8(2).04


8 / 2 / 184-197 Pages

Author(s)

Arzu Ilgaz - Akdeniz University, Building Works and Technical Head of Department, 07058 Antalya, Turkey -

Mehmet Saltan - Suleyman Demirel University, Engineering and Architectural Faculty, Civil Engineering Department, 32260 Isparta, Turkey -


Abstract

A series of technologies based on information technology have been developed in the world under the name of İntelligent Transportation Systems which are based on advancing technology. The most common goals of Intelligent Transportation Systems are decreasing the speeding offences of drivers while increasing safety, capacity, harmony and comfort. Point-to-point (P2P) speed enforcement is a new and developed intelligent transportation system application with increasing popularity in highly motorized countries all over the world. The main task of the application was to measure the average speeds of motorized vehicles for traffic enforcement and speed control purposes. The objective of the study was to evaluate the speeding and violation behaviors on 11 different sections in the Akdeniz University campus located at the city of Antalya in Turkey in the direction of speed limits provided as 20, 30 and 50 km/h by way of only signs, warning and announcements without any penal sanctions. P2P speed enforcement was declared to the drivers prior to the application for measuring the 2 month average travel speeds of vehicles passing through the application sections which were then subject to an analysis. It has been observed as a result of the speeding study that the section preferences of drivers differ according to the different physical properties. The ratio of violating vehicles was 63.01%, whereas the ratio of vehicles that comply with the speed limits was 36.99%. Optimal speed limits and penal sanctions following the violations may be used for reaching a higher level of compliance to the speed limits.


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Acknowledgements:

This work is a part of the Project 2011010102007 "Application of the Mobile Automatic Plate Recognition System to the Akdeniz University Campus Against High Speed Problem and Evaluation of Effectiveness", which is financed by the Akdeniz University Scientific Research Projects Management Unit.


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