Freeway management and the impact on response and clearance times

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dc.contributor.author Krogscheepers, C
dc.contributor.author Cable, R
dc.contributor.author Coetsee, M
dc.contributor.coadvisor
dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (33rd : 2014 : Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.contributor.other Minister of Transport, South Africa
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-18T07:50:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-18T07:50:58Z
dc.date.created 2014
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material was published using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0 Technology. The original CD ROM was produced by CE Projects cc. Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: proceedings@ceprojects.co.za en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 7-10 July 2014 "Leading Transport into the Future", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The first Freeway Management System (FMS) was launched as a pilot along the Ben Schoeman Freeway in Gauteng during 2007/2008. Since, then complete systems were rolled out in the larger Gauteng Area, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. These systems are currently being expanded in all three these areas to cover nearly 500 kilometres of freeways and which are controlled from three state-of-theart control centres in Midrand, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg. In general, FMS offers various benefits, amongst others real-time information to the public for real-time route choices but it also offers faster detection times of incidents that should result in faster responses to the scene and better management of the scene. This paper explores the benefits of the FMS’s specifically in terms of what has happened to incident response and clearance times over the past 3,5 years. The focus is specifically on the performance of the Western Cape FMS. The system has been in place since May 2010, i.e. for nearly four years. Data was collected throughout this period and these are used to investigate operational trends. From the available data, it is evident that response times have reduced with at least 67% over the past three years. This applies to all responding services in the Western Cape. Clearance times of incidents involving fatalities have also reduced significantly from more than four hours to around 2, 5 hours. However, lately there has been an increasing trend which needs to be management carefully. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 9 pages en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Krogscheepers, C, Cable, R & Coetsee, M 2014, "Freeway management and the impact on response and clearance times", Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 7-10 July 2014 "Leading Transport into the Future", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria South Africa. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920017-61-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/45532
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.subject Freeway management system en_ZA
dc.subject South AFrica en_ZA
dc.subject Transport technology en_ZA
dc.title Freeway management and the impact on response and clearance times en_ZA
dc.type Presentation en_ZA


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