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ASTM Traffic Monitoring Standard covers truth-in-data.

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December 2, 2010 - Traffic monitoring is a means of counting and classifying vehicles and measuring vehicle flow characteristics, such as vehicle speed, lane occupancy, and other items typically used to portray traffic movement. In order for traffic monitoring data to be assessed properly, information on how data were collected, edited, summarized, and reported must be provided. This obligation for documenting data is covered by ASTM E2759, Practice for Highway Traffic Monitoring Truth-in-Data.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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New ASTM Traffic Monitoring Standard Covers Truth-in-Data

Press release date: December 1, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., - Traffic monitoring is a means of counting and classifying vehicles and measuring vehicle flow characteristics, such as vehicle speed, lane occupancy turning movements and other items typically used to portray traffic movement. In order for traffic monitoring data to be assessed properly, information on how the data were collected, edited, summarized and reported must be provided. This obligation for documenting data is known as the truth-in-data principle, which is covered by a new ASTM International standard approved by Committee E17 on Vehicle-Pavement Systems. The new standard, ASTM E2759, Practice for Highway Traffic Monitoring Truth-in-Data, was developed by Subcommittee E17.52 on Traffic Monitoring. Traffic monitoring system developers, data collectors and users will be able to use E2759 to integrate their separate but related activities. Use of the standard will be helpful in making decisions about highway maintenance investments, and ongoing operational and safety issues. To purchase ASTM standards, visit www.astm.org and search by the standard designation number, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org). ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. View this release on the ASTM Web site at www.astmnewsroom.org. ASTM Committee E17 Next Meeting: Dec. 6-8, December Committee Week, New Orleans, La. ASTM Staff Contact: Daniel Smith, Phone: 610-832-9727; dsmith@astm.org ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603; bschindl@astm.org

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