The only book of its kind! Your only source for detailed and comprehensive information about traffic signals and accident reconstruction. It will help you understand traffic signals as they relate to the investigation and reconstruction of traffic accidents.
Mr. Marceau leads his readers through a logical process of understanding how traffic signals operate within pre-determined patterns. The book starts with the basics and progresses into the details of traffic signals and signal timing. He explains how to use the traffic signal phasing and timing to create a time-line against which the sequence of crash events may be compared.
This informative text uses many photos, illustrations, and case study examples to illustrate the concepts presented. Traffic signal phasing, timing, detection, and system operations are discussed. The relationship between witness and driver statements and actual traffic signal operations are discussed at length. There is also a detailed case study applying what was detailed in the book.
The book also contains a glossary with over 130 terms and page references to locations in the book.
Topics covered by this book:
Introduction and Traffic Engineering Basics
Detailed Discussion of Traffic Signals, Controllers, Phasing, and Design