GLARE AND DRIVER VISION

RESEARCH TO DETERMINE THE KINDS AND LEVELS OF GLARE EMANATING FROM THE DRIVER'S VEHICLE THAT FALL WITHIN HIS FIELD OF VIEW, AND TO ATTEMPT TO RELATE THE EFFECTS OF SUCH GLARE TO HIS VISUAL PERFORMANCE IS REPORTED. A FIELD STUDY WAS MADE OF THE GLARE SOURCES FOUND ON VEHICLES DURING DAYLIGHT DRIVING CONDITIONS, AND A STUDY WAS MADE IN THE LABORATORY OF THE EFFECTS OF SUCH GLARE INTENSITIES ON VISION. GLARE WAS FOUND TO BE PRESENT ON AUTOMOBILES IN A VARIETY OF TYPES AND INTENSITIES, A FEW OF WHICH SEEMED TO PRESENT POTENTIALLY SERIOUS PROBLEMS FOR DRIVER VISION. THE WORST OF THESE WERE THE DIRECT REFLECTIONS OF THE SUN ON THE VEHICLE'S HOOD; SECONDARILY, WINDSHIELD WIPER ASSEMBLIES, CHROME STRIPS AT THE BASE OF THE WINDSHIELD, ETC., ALSO PROVED TO BE OF CONCERN. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University

    School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Mangement
    Boston, MA  USA  02138
  • Authors:
    • STOUDT, H W
  • Publication Date: 1970-1

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  • Accession Number: 00221095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 89pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1970 12:00AM