The Impact of Overtaking Bans for Heavy Goods Vehicles on Two-Lane Highways, on Traffic Flows and Routes of Transport

15-03-2010

Delays on 2-lane divided highways can be caused by HGVs overtaking each other. This Note presents details of the research carried out and schemes introduced in EU countries to ban HGV overtaking movements. A cost benefit analysis concludes that annual benefits of up to 1500 million euro could be realised by introducing such schemes at optimal locations.

Delays on 2-lane divided highways can be caused by HGVs overtaking each other. This Note presents details of the research carried out and schemes introduced in EU countries to ban HGV overtaking movements. A cost benefit analysis concludes that annual benefits of up to 1500 million euro could be realised by introducing such schemes at optimal locations.

Externí autor

Ewan Hardman, Ben Morris, Peter Owlett and Tim Rees (TRL Limited)