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Old 03-10-2017, 11:32 AM
 
Location: SC
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I am looking for a solution/device to provide non-intrusive vehicle traffic counting data collection. I mainly want to collect data for traffic volume on a two-lane mixed use road. When I say non-intrusive that means I cannot embed anything in the road, or lay tubes across the road since I am not involved with the government.

I have been searching the web and have contacted several vendors. I am shocked at the price quotes I have received. The cheapest system was $2800! For counting cars! This cannot be THAT complicated. I suspect the problem is these vendors are used to providing solutions to the government, and not a private individual. If anyone can suggest a product or send me link I would appreciate it.


The only accurate counting you are going to get - without placing any device in the street (illegal) will be from video and fingers and toes as I am pretty sure you cannot operate radar or laser legally either.
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Old 03-11-2017, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Baltimore area
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The only accurate counting you are going to get - without placing any device in the street (illegal) will be from video and fingers and toes as I am pretty sure you cannot operate radar or laser legally either.
I don't have enough fingers and toes to account for this volume of traffic. Out of curiosity I went back to the video from last Wednesday morning and manually counted a 15-minute segment. From 7:30am to 7:45am I counted 219 vehicles traveling past my house in one direction. I am surprised there isn't more accidents with residents trying to pull out of their driveway into this parade of vehicles.
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