WRONG WAY 3- HIGHWAY REFLECTORS

DRIVERS VERBAL RESPONSES AND INVOLUNTARY DECELERATIONS TO ELEVEN DIFFERENT RED HIGHWAY REFLECTOR CONFIGURATIONS WERE PRESENTED IN 16MM ANIMATED FILMS IN THE UCLA DRIVING SIMULATION LABORATORY. AN URGENT NEED FOR A CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM VIA MASS MEDIA IS PRESENTED SO THAT THE PUBLIC IS MADE AWARE OF THE EXISTENCE OF THE RED REFLECTORS AND THEIR INTENDED MEANING; THAT THE REGULAR PATTERN NOW BEING USED THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IS THE LEAST EFFECTIVE TO UNKNOWLEDGABLE DRIVERS; AND THAT AN IRREGULAR CONFIGURATION WHICH IS NOT CONTINUOUSLY REPEATED ELICITS THE MOST RESPONSES FROM UNKNOWLEDGABLE DRIVERS. THE LATTER WOULD ALSO EFFECT A COST REDUCTION FOR THE STATE. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Itte, Calif Univ, Los Angeles

    ,    

    California Division of Highways

    Bridge Department
    Sacramento, CA  USA  05914

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • HULBERT, S F
    • Beers, J
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C-3-4
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1971 12:00AM