Traffic data are of particular interest to our customers in local government who wish to determine and analyse statistics for the volume of traffic, i.e. the number of vehicles, their speed and vehicle type. Such statistics are vital for performing successful traffic, regional and urban planning.
The viacount traffic counter records the following individual types of data for traffic counting:
One aspect of traffic planning also involves the design of the future road network. What sort of cross-section of the road is required to give small and large vehicles in the corresponding vehicle classes sufficient space in the road lane? How should traffic flows be controlled? How can the flow of traffic be optimised? These and other questions play an important role for the quality of traffic and depend very much on measurements made by traffic counting devices.
The data captured by the traffic counting device help, for example, in reaching decisions on road construction, the use of traffic lights, zebra crossings and traffic-calming measures. A high volume of traffic can necessitate further construction measures and result in traffic having to be diverted. The large number of lorries, truck trailers and delivery vans and the associated road wear, noise and pollutant emissions represent a significant burden for local residents. A further problem are lorry drivers who make detours to avoid motorway toll charges. These drivers who bypass toll roads place additional strains on local traffic routes.
Road planners are often forced to install traffic signs on stretches of road where speeding is common in order to indicate speed limits or to take other measures in order to reduce speeds.
via traffic controlling offers optimum solutions for capturing traffic data reliably and preparing them for road traffic analysis. The traffic data capture system is based on radar detector technology developed by via traffic. This is protected in a lightweight, compact housing. viacount is one of the most frequently used traffic counting devices within and outside built-up areas and is primarily used as an ideal tool for local authorities and traffic planners. viagraph, the traffic data analysis software that comes with it, is a proven tool that provides comprehensive data analysis and editing functions in the form of easy-to-understand graphs and tables (Excel format). The software determines traffic planning factors such as average daily traffic volume (DTV), average and maximum speeds, v85, the share of heavy goods traffic and other figures.