Masters Theses

Abstract

"Traffic engineers have discussed the controversial subject of allowing drivers to make a right-turn-on-red (R.T.O.R.) for many years. There have been many strong points given for and against allowing this movement.

Within this paper R.T.O.R. is discussed and conclusions are drawn for a research of literature and questionnaire survey.

Questionnaires were sent to ninety-three cities and all fifty states. Many valuable unwritten facts and opinions were received from the seventy city and thirty-six state traffic engineers that completed and returned the questionnaires.

It was determined that 63.8% of the states replying and 64.3% of the cities are presently utilizing R.T.O.R. Since 1967, R.T.O.R. has been implemented by 47.8% of the states and 31.1% of the cities who indicated they are presently using it.

Traffic engineers seem to agree that nonuniformity in signing, warrants, and regulations are the main problems which hinder the effectiveness and acceptance of R.T.O.R.

R.T.O.R. is a valuable traffic tool that is rapidly being accepted by drivers, pedestrians, and traffic engineers. Like many other popular good things it will also become better with age."--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Josey, James L.

Committee Member(s)

Gerig, Frank A.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

vii, 109 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-48).

Rights

© 1972 Ronald Duane Rains, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Right turn on red
Roads -- Interchanges and intersections

Thesis Number

T 2826

Print OCLC #

6027527

Electronic OCLC #

942765604

Comments

Print thesis not available at Missouri S&T Library.

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