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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
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Publication Number: FHWA–IP–90–002
Date: July 1990
Traffic Detector Handbook
The Traffic Detector Handbook is a product of the Federal Highway Administration technology transfer program. It is intended for use by traffic engineers and technicians having responsibility for the design, installation and maintenance of traffic detectors.
Judicious application of the concepts and procedures set forth in the Handbook should result in improved installations of traffic detectors and a long–term savings of public funds.
Other resources to assist with selection and installation and maintenance of traffic and vehicle detectors are under development. They include a Traffic Detector Field Manual and a videotape training course. Both will be tied to the Handbook and will focus on practical considerations in installing and maintaining detectors.
Sufficient copies of this Handbook are being distributed to provide a minimum of one copy to each FHWA regional office, division office, and State highway agency. Direct distribution is being made to the division offices.
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TECHNICAL REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8–72) Reproduction of completed page authorized
Keywords: Detectors, Inductive Loops, Magnetometers, Magnetic Detectors, Traffic Signal Control, Traffic Surveillance & Control, Vehicle Detection, System Sensors