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dc.creatorObermeyer, Michael Edwarden_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractTraffic signals affect the safety and efficiency of traffic operations. Flashing-signal operation reduces delay during low volume periods and may conserve energy. However, flashing operation may adversely affect the safety of the intersection. In this thesis, the relative impacts of flashing signal operation versus regular signal operation were evaluated in several cities and towns in the State of Texas. Analysis were conducted to determine whether an increase in accidents and accident severity occurred at intersections under flashing operation compared to those operating in the normal mode. A statistical analysis was conducted to determine the safety of flashing signal operation. No significant increases in accidents or accident severity were found with flashing signal operation. A recommendation based on the findings of this study is for a flashing implementation guideline based on a zero daytime accident history. Suggested further research included the evaluation of flashing operation at "T" intersections, and the affects of intersection inter-connection, varying approach speed, and traffic volumes.en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectcivil engineering.en_US
dc.subjectMajor civil engineering.en_US
dc.titleAnalysis of accidents during flashing operationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US engineeringen_US
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen_US

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