How can I get a quick estimate of traffic volume on my highways without traffic counters or a speed trailer?

Here are 3 quick ways to estimate daily traffic without a traffic counter or speed trailer. Combined with your own knowledge of traffic you can get some pretty good estimates quickly. Note that a full study with a traffic counter is recommended for any detailed study or when determining if you meet a warrant in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Also, if there are seasonal differences a more detailed study may be needed.

Reference

http://www.clrp.cornell.edu/nuggets_and_nibbles/articles/
2009/estimating.html


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