A SIMULATION TO MINIMIZE TRAFFIC VIOLATION IN NIGERIA THROUGH THE USE OF SMART SPIKE STRIP
Traffic light violations always have negative effects on lives and environment and to quantify these negative effects is complex. For traffic light violation to be mitigated or eliminated, gathering of information on traffic incidents such as nature of the road, congestion spots, and volume of traffic on each road cannot be overemphasized. The elimination of traffic light violation particularly in developing countries like Nigeria may not be a realistic goal, but controlling or managing it to reduce the intensity of violation may be achievable. The unbearable traffic congestion is the highest cause of traffic light violation, most especially within the rush hours of the morning when individuals go to work (between 7.00am – 8.00am) and coming back in the evenings (4.00 – 5.00pm and 6.00 – 7.00pm) at most cross roads in Kaduna metropolis. In this research work, an algorithm is developed to control the traffic light violation on one lane of a traffic junction by introducing the smart spike strip which is synchronized with the traffic light control system. The implementation of the algorithm to simulate the control of the traffic light violation on a traffic junction is achieved using Visual Studio 2012 IDE as a platform for the simulation. Screenshots to illustrate the different of the vehicles and lanes which are states static, ready and motion states shown.