Control of traffic lights for the fast passage of rescue vehicles in action - the need for changes in traffic control in cities

Authors

  • Krzysztof Olejnik Opole University of Technology
  • Marcin Łopuszyński Opole University of Technology
  • Gabriel Nowacki Military University of Technology in Warsaw
  • Bartosz Zakrzewski Motor Transport Institute

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24136/atest.2018.330

Keywords:

rescue, quick access, advance information

Abstract

The article discusses the problem of passing emergency rescue vehicles in action in urban areas with intersections controlled by traffic lights. Fast travel is necessary while striving to minimize the possibility of adverse events. Traffic lights at intersections give the opportunity to use it to pave the free road for the passage of a privileged emergency vehicle. The quick change of control signals at the intersection (paving the way) must take into account the limitations resulting from the long stop (and thus long time) of public transport vehicles in public transport. Properly generated advance information will allow (in a way not threatened with injuries to passengers) to stop before crossing the bus, tram, trolley bus. The existing concepts do not take into account the need to generate advance information in traffic lights controllers resulting from the restrictions on the stop of a public transport vehicle. The article presents the concept of introducing advance information during the creation of a free road for a rescue vehicle.

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Published

2018-10-31

How to Cite

Olejnik, K., Łopuszyński, M., Nowacki, G., & Zakrzewski, B. (2018). Control of traffic lights for the fast passage of rescue vehicles in action - the need for changes in traffic control in cities. AUTOBUSY – Technika, Eksploatacja, Systemy Transportowe, 19(10), 34–37. https://doi.org/10.24136/atest.2018.330

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