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Using vehicle simulations to understand strategies for accommodating oversize, overweight vehicles at roundabouts


  • Godavarthy, Ranjit Prasad
  • Russell, Eugene
  • Landman, Dean


There is considerable evidence that roundabouts are the safest and most efficient form of traffic control for most intersections. The potential use of roundabouts with all their inherent benefits may be greatly diminished if they are not able to accommodate oversize/overweight (OSOW) vehicles, sometimes called “Superloads.” The problem, therefore, is how to accommodate OSOW vehicles without sacrificing the integrity, safety and other benefits of roundabouts.

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  • Godavarthy, Ranjit Prasad & Russell, Eugene & Landman, Dean, 2016. "Using vehicle simulations to understand strategies for accommodating oversize, overweight vehicles at roundabouts," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 87(C), pages 41-50.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:87:y:2016:i:c:p:41-50
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2016.03.002

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