DRIVER EXPECTANCY CHECKLIST

GOOD DRIVER COMMUNICATION IS ONLY ACHIEVED BY PROPER COORDINATION AMONG ALL ROADWAY AND TERRAIN FEATURES AND THE DEVICES USED TO GUIDE, WARN, DIRECT, REGULATE OR CONTROL TRAFFIC OPERATIONS. THE RESULTS INDICATE THAT GOOD ROADWAY COMMUNICATION CAN GENERALLY BE ACHIEVED WITHIN THE CURRENT RULES AND REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO DESIGN AND OPERATION; PROVIDED THEY ARE ADEQUATELY COORDINATED AND PROPERLY INTERPRETED. DRIVER EXPECTANCY ALSO PLAYS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE IN DRIVER COMMUNICATION. THE DRIVER USES THE GEOMETRIC CONFIGURATION, DELINEATION, MARKINGS, RAILING, INTERSECTIONS, AND OTHER ROADWAY ELEMENTS, AS WELL AS THE NATURAL AND MAN-MADE FEATURES SURROUNDING THE ROADWAY TO DEVELOP AN EXPECTANCY AS TO WHAT LIES AHEAD AND HOW HE SHOULD REACT TO THE SITUATION. WHEN THE CONDITION EXISTS AS HE EXPECTS, THE ROAD HAS COMMUNICATED WELL WITH THE DRIVER. THIS CHECKLIST, PROPERLY USED, WILL ASSURE INTEGRATION OF DESIGN AND OPERATIONAL FEATURES OF THE ROADWAY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study No HpR - 2 (108), BPR NO 4512-514
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ellis, N C
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1972 12:00AM