Traffic Survey

Middle East Survey Engineering provides a data collection, analysis and presentation service to the traffic and transport sector.

Our objective is to constantly deliver accurate survey information/data within the timeframes required by our clients and acquire a proactive approach to all our clients’ needs.

Traffic count is the powerful source for TIS Consultants, we provide innovative traffic solutions for both the public and private sectors. Our results provided are extremely helpful for the consultants to improvise their traffic Operations & solve transportation issues and are approved traffic surveyor for the RTA plus have executed many projects within the GCC region.


Traffic count data are used by traffic planners, government agencies, stake holders etc. Data collected helps to analyze the ongoing traffic congestions as the traffic keeps on changing according to the infrastructure and development projects taking place such as residential, commercial & school areas. Traffic counts are also essential for traffic diversions.

Government authorities, stakeholders, Contractors can design the traffic diversion plan in such a way it doesn’t affect the daily commuters.

Traffic counts are done for the below purposes. Traffic study is conducted as per the government requirements issued for the Traffic impact study guidelines.

  • Selection of Land Usage
  • Estimated Traffic
  • Access roads designing
  • Parking Demands
  • Traffic Violations
  • Identifying issues in the areas
  • Accident analysis
  • Transit Stops
  • Number plate recognition
  • Time travel
  • Trip generation
  • Gap Studies
  • Origin Destination Studies

Survey Equipments

Video & tube-based counts are used for data collection, after the collection of videos, data’s are analyzed manually using counting pads & software’s. Equipment’s used for data collection are as below.

Survey Methodology & Traffic count types

Camera installation techniques differ in various sites, the steps of camera installations are as below.

  • Camera Installation:

    Camera equipment is the safest & easiest equipment to deploy at site; traffic flow will not be disturbed during the deployment. Qualified personnel will deploy the equipment at site as per HSE guide line. The processes for deploying equipment are as follows.

    • Deploying camera (3.6m) from the corner of the street sign or road way.
    • Ensuring that there are no objects obstructing the camera view.
    • Ensuring there are no overhead obstacles lower than 25 feet of the camera.
    • Tripods will be used, if signboards are not available.
    • Securely fasten the clamp to ensure the mast section remain extended.
    • Line up the pins and plug in video cable to the video in connector on camera.
    • Screw the camera on top of the mast until hand tight.
    • Adjust camera angle to 45-degree angle.
    • Verify the hardware setup boot up cameras.
    • From the hardware screen perform battery & storage checks.
    • Monitor cameras frequently, replace cameras if any equipment failure.
    • After the survey duration, download videos, analyze data & prepare reports.
    • Store the videos in a hard disk.
  • Traffic Count Types:
    • Mid – Block Survey.
    • It is important to know the traffic volume and different vehicle classes composition in any roadway for strategic planning, improvements and maintenance. We use manual, video and tubes to survey the roadway volume and classification.

    • Turning Movement Count Survey.
    • This survey involves capturing vehicle-turning movements counts and its movements in an intersection. This information is vital for all strategic junction improvements, Signaling, planning the Pedestrian Crossing etc. We use videos to analyses Turning Movement counts.

    • Signal Timing and Queuing Survey.
    • This survey supplies information about the signal timings in an intersection and the corresponding queue in each arm. This can maximum, minimum, average, and spot either in car length equivalents or meters. We use both manual and videos for extracting this information.

    • Pedestrian Survey
    • It is essential to monitor the people movement for better infrastructure planning especially the pavements and crossings. This survey can be a simple volumetric count of pedestrian crossing or a more complex study involving tracking the pedestrian movements

    • Speed Assessment Survey
    • It is very important considering the rise of accidents because of speeding. Our survey will help the enforcement authorities to identify the speeding regions on a roadway before investing on enforcement equipment like cameras etc.

    • Origin Destination Survey.
    • This survey identifies the travel pattern of vehicles along a road network. This survey spots vehicle originate in a network and finish their journey and it shows how often they take this path. We use advanced technologies including ANPR and expert manual methods.

    • Parking Surveys.
    • Collecting data for parking use in selected areas, number of vehicles entering and exiting car parks at agreed times over a period of time. Monitoring the vehicles remain parked in car parks–including multistory, open, park-and-ride, leisure or shopping complex or free car parks using license plate identification.

    • Vehicle Occupancy Surveys
    • The quantities of travelers including the driver inside the vehicles are taken. These surveys incorporate the various data accumulations like Bus Number, Route Number, Registration plate Number, Time of Arrival and flight, Passengers Classes, In and Out time of Passengers, Delay reports and so on.

    • Travel Time Surveys
    • In this type of survey it enables to identify the travel measurements of vehicles from point A to B. GPS method is used for identifying travel time survey. Accurate data collection for travel time surveys can be achieved through GPS method.

    Example: Data Collection Overview