University of Leeds Driving Simulator (UoLDS)

MM-ALR: Managed Motorways – All Lane Running Alternative Temporary Traffic Management Techniques

In partnership with ARUP URS Consortium; on behalf of the Highways Agency

Nine temporary traffic management scenarios were designed for implementation in the driving simulator. Each scenario involved a lane closure on an All Lane Running (ALR) motorway (a motorway where the hard shoulder has been transformed into an active driving lane). The scenarios used various current and potential future signage methods to signal these lanes closures. The output of the project will be an assessment of driver comprehension and performance around these different signage methods, primarily the timeliness of their lane changes. This work will inform the selection of future traffic management techniques on ALR motorways. This project involved substantial improvements in the simulation of night-time driving in the University of Leeds Driving Simulator.

Below: Screenshots of the night-time driving simulation.